I love to travel. There is nothing like hopping into a car, train or plane to head off on an adventure.
It doesn’t have to be extravagant trip. In fact, the most exciting adventures of my life have been lived out of a backpack and without extreme amounts of planning or strict itineraries.
I do best when I follow my wanderlust and just wing it.
But my favorite part about going on adventures near and far is coming back home to the state of Maine. I truly feel lucky to call Maine my home. I’ve lived here for 15 years, and I don’t see myself leaving any time soon.
Maine has 4 amazing seasons. (Five if you count mud season, though not as amazing.) Even our brutally cold winters are fun when it feels like you are living in a snowglobe. Maine is simply a beautiful, natural state that I can’t imagine leaving for good.
Of course, since I was not born in Maine, I will always be considered “from away.” My kids were both born in Maine, but I believe they are going to have to stay here and have kids before any member of my family is truly considered a Mainer.
I’m okay with Maine’s little quirks.
Mainers are known to be quite fiercely independent. They tend to shun big box stores and stick with the local businesses we know and trust. They give directions according to where things used to be, whether you’ve been in the state before or not. (I’ve actually found myself starting to do this. Tourists tend to look at you funny when you tell them to take a left where the Dunkin Donuts used to be, which is actually kind of fun.)
Another reason I love Maine is its entrepreneurial spirit. So many of my friends are fellow entrepreneurs. Mainers are more likely to start a new business than any other state, as 97% of Maine’s employers are small businesses.
When I started anotherjennifer.com in 2010, I didn’t put much thought into my domain past the “anotherjennifer” part. Had I known about Domain.ME, I probably would have grabbed a .ME address from the beginning.
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This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own.