The first thing I will tell you about myself is that I am from New York. My home base identifies me and I’m completely OK with that. New Yorkers are the best, but sometimes being displaced from home base is a good thing.
Instead of rambling here about what I wish I had known before moving out to San Francisco, as I did about a year ago, I wanted to direct you to the best advice I’ve read so far by Jason Evanish. He pretty much sums it up!