March was a great learning month for me. Here is a sampling of what I learned:
1. Don't wait till 4 days before moving to a foreign country to file state taxes
Why? It is stressful. Also, I worked in 4 different states last year. Can you feel me pulling my hair out?
2. Mailing flat rate can be cheaper than luggage
If you are moving or traveling with heavy suitcases, consider using Flat Rate Priority Large boxes and mailing stuff to yourself. Heavy luggage can be costly at the airport and lugging it around on vacation can be cumbersome and unnecessary. I never do this since starting my traveling lifestyle. Purchasing and printing the postage online can save you $2.00 making a large flat rate box only cost $15 to mail even if it is heavy. I actually learned this last year but it is a good reminder.
3. Rain is not my friend
I do not like rain. The day I left Mt. Hood it was pouring buckets. I almost didn't go to work for my last day.
4. Bloggiesta is Awesome
March was the first time I participated in Bloggiesta. Loved it! I felt like I had more concentrated effort toward blog maintenance as well as helpful hints and lists of other participants to assist me. Twitter chat recaps were especially helpful.
5. Sending files to Kindle
Did you know you can add Mobi, PDF and other files to Kindle? I didn't. Last year I received an ARC in pdf format and only had my cell to read book. I was able to read but they did not like playing together. Now I can email these files to my Kindle account and use the Kindle features. Yippee!