MAsT 99 - 15 years later

A day like today fifteen years ago, I travel to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the 7th Annual International Master/slave Contest and Weekend. Even that this was the seventh M/s contest, it was the very first event solely dedicated to education on Master/slave relationships.

The Universe took me there. That weekend Master Taino was born. That weekend the journey of Mastery really started for me.

Today, almost everything I have done in the M/s community can be traced to the MAsT 99 experience. From the foundation of the MAsT Washington DC chapter right after the event, meeting my mentor and the person who guided my journey, Master Steve from Butchmanns, the friendship with Guy Baldwin, whose writings and conversations have been instrumental to my journey, the foundation of my Master/slave academy in 2001 (known today as MTTA Academy), the foundation of the Master/slave Conference in 2004, event that was created to the image of MAsT 99 and finally the foundation that same year of MTTA, the educational non-for-profit that took over the Academy and the Conference.

Cannot believe it has been 15 years since that amazing life-changing experience.