1. Develop an appreciation for two-time zone living. 2. Approach maps and manuals with less anxiety and more patience. 3. When context clues prove insufficient, look up words in the dictionary. 4. End each day by writing down a sentence. 5. Drink more water. 6. Resist hyperbolic assumptions (death, abandonment, disappearance, etc.) when a phone call goes unanswered. 7. Read inane and vapid material in moderation. 8. Build a vocabulary for color, flora and fauna, and fabric. 9. Reserve tears for grief. 10. Send postcards. 11. Work less in bed and more at the table. 12. Take walks despite the weather.