Where to begin – sheesh

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
– Mark Twain

I’ve wanted to write this blog about masculinity, self-reliance, relationships and parenting for a long time. Starting has not been easy.

There are so many voices in the world talking about these issues that I’ve struggled to believe finding a corner to stand on my soapbox would ever be possible, let alone meaningful to anyone.

You see, I’m a touch anxious that if I start, it will be for nothing. That my words will just fade into the massive quantity of ideas that is the internet. I also struggle not to doubt that my effort won’t be exhausted without any beneficial outcome to myself or others.

Nevertheless, here I am, fighting the fear of my actions becoming insignificant, which is appropriate for my story and I hope, for yours.

And so… I will keep going because I’ve learned that though my actions may at times be or feel insignificant, I am not, and neither are you and that is precisely the crux of my mission in life – to walk a few miles of this journey together with you and share some of the hidden vistas I’ve discovered.

My road has been long and arduous at times, and I’m betting yours has been too.

Paradoxically, the the pain of the journey so far has given me plenty of insights to share with others, and the self-acceptance I’ve learned en route has paved the way for me to admit that maybe, just maybe, others like you can profit from the knowledge and wisdom gained from those experiences.

Perhaps you deeply know and trust your own significance, perhaps you don’t? I hope to experience this journey with one another regardless.

Please sign up for updates and let’s walk together.


– Sven

Published by Sven Masterson

Husband, Father, Friend, Homesteader and Mentor.

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