Personal Musings - Thinking About Life

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I’m finally back after an extended five-week vacation and the recent ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi. It’s amazing how much can transpire in such a relatively short time…..it’s clear the domain industry doesn’t rest for anyone.

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From a personal perspective I would highly recommend to everyone that you take some time off from the hectic life we all lead. One or two weeks is great but there’s nothing quite like at least four weeks help you really think about your life.

During my time away, I had numerous epiphanies while I sipped on yet another drink with a little umbrella stuck in the top. By the way, when you’re on vacation you really need quite a number of the umbrella type drinks as they seem to assist the thinking process a lot. It was during these times that my mind began to really contemplate what the domain industry is all about.

For the first time in a while I began to really think about questions such as, “What really is domain traffic?”, “How to solve scaling development?”, “What other domain revenue streams are possible?”, “Is it possible to generate quality traffic for a domain?”. All good questions that continue to require more thought.

I also began to contemplate some “life” questions. For instance, I reconfirmed that I really enjoy what I do. I love building ParkLogic, working the team and David Gibbs, my business partner. As you may have guessed, writing articles for whizzbangsblog continues to be a passion and I consider it a privilege to have friends in the industry from all over the world.

While Roselyn and I strolled around Lake Garda in the Italian Alps chatting about what we planned to do over the next few years we received a phone call from our son, Timothy. Some of you may remember Tim as he helped man a ParkLogic booth at DomainFest a number of years back. A very short summary of the call was, “Dad, I’m thinking of asking my girlfriend to marry me. What do you think?”

We were both so excited and happy at the news! The very next day he asked Ruth if she would marry him and she said “yes!” How great is that!

It goes to show that when you think you have everything in place that something can completely blindside you (for better or worse). The next time you get away and start thinking about your life never forget there may be a little surprise along your journey! In the meantime, we need to plan a wedding 😊

Have a great week!

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Guest - Joe A. on 06 November 2017
Congrats!

Hi Michael,

Great seeing you guys in Abu Dhabi. Congrats on your son’s engagement. Very cool news.

Hi Michael, Great seeing you guys in Abu Dhabi. Congrats on your son’s engagement. Very cool news.
Guest - Joe A. on 06 November 2017
Congrats!

Hi Michael,

It was great seeing you guys in Abu Dhabi. Congratulations on your sons engagement. Very cool.

Hi Michael, It was great seeing you guys in Abu Dhabi. Congratulations on your sons engagement. Very cool.
mgilmour on 06 November 2017

Loved catching up with you as well Joe! Many thanks for the congrats as well.

Loved catching up with you as well Joe! Many thanks for the congrats as well.
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