Reasons I love living in Maine…
- From my windows, I see no one else’s house. No other house can see me. The privacy and the quiet is aesthetically pleasing.
- The last time I was caught in traffic was July, 2019, and for about 10 minutes.
- I can eat nearly all locally produced fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meats, and nearly all of them are raised organically.
- Even when it snows, it’s still beautiful.
- I lock my car doors and house doors out of habit (After all, I grew up in New Jersey), but I don’t really need to.
- Because it’s a smaller population, it’s easier to make changes, it’s easier to know your government officials on a first name basis, it’s easier to become involved, and to make a difference.
- I see the ocean just about every day. I see beauty almost everywhere I look.
- Prices on some things are cheaper (haircuts, car repairs, etc.)
- I can eat lobster pretty much any time I want to.
- When I go into shops, mostly someone in there recognizes me, and remembers my name.
- Neighbors help care for neighbors here.
- I see the incredible celestial heavens every clear night. It’s over a mile to the nearest street lamp.
- (I’ll add more later).
5 thoughts on “Why I live in Maine…..”
Well, Wendy, this will stop my thinking, “Poor Wendy, all that cold, miserable weather.” It sounds absolutely lovely. And, the picture which I assume is out your window is awe inspiring. And, getting to see the ocean each day…well, that is a dream come true. Thanks for the thoughtful glimpse of Maine!
Yes, do. I am not here by accident. I worked hard to find a home here which I could afford and which was retirement-friendly. The recession helped me enormously, as it was more a buyer’s market. In a more prosperous economic climate, this property would have been beyond my reach. I love it here. Nowhere of all the places I have lived have I felt a sense of community as I do here. I feel so lucky to be able to be here.
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Ayuh! And plenty more reasons. Like a governor and legislature that work together to get things done for the good of all!