Hi there! You are probably wondering where you are and who I am. Well, let me tell you.
My name is Sven and I am a 40 year old Dutchman who considers himself a damn lucky S.O.B. I started this website oh about 8 years ago when I was in the middle of the darkest few years of my life. I had just found out that I was HIV+ and thought it was a REALLY good idea to get completely addicted to Crystal Meth. With all expected consequences, of course! So, as I sat at home, wondering where my life was headed, I started to write. And when I started the write the most amazing thing happened: my life started to SLOWLY make sense. Everything I had gone through, was going through and had yet to go through became more purposeful. Now, since I believe in sharing everything, I came up with the idea of this website: to share the good, the bad and the ugly.
The bad and the ugly ultimately got resolved and THOSE stories ended up becoming a book called “Sorry, Not Dead Yet!” which was published late last year. Talk about a perfect ending to a harrowing yet life affirming journey! I would love for you to read it and tell me what you think.
So with that out of the way, I thought it was time to now share the good stuff. I mean: sharing the bad stuff was easy, right? Shared misery is half misery and it is always so much easier to be poetic when standing at the edge of insanity. Now sharing the good stuff…sometimes we are just so much more willing to keep it just to ourselves.
Today I am happily involved with the most amazing other person on this planet. We live in Dallas, with our two dogs. These days I write about our adventures of having moved from California to Texas, along with our trips across the globe. On top of that, every now and then I have these random thoughts that I think we should share. So all of THAT is what this site is about. Now, I sincerely hope you come here and leave with a smile on your face and/or a happy thought or two. I aim to please!
I am available for hire. It all depends on what you want me to hire me for. I consider myself a fairly decent writer, with a good head on his shoulders and a big heart in his soul. The main reason I started all this was to share what I learned from all this and to be open to the next chapter of my life, whatever form that may take.
I would love to get to know you, so please drop me an email anytime! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any “on location” jobs say in Spain, England, and Holland…I am your guy! I can have the whole family ready in a matter of days! Well maybe a week or so.