Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bootcamp 109 - 1 Year Today!

A year ago a group of nervous ladies gathered together for an intense workout - Bootcamp style. We were whipped into shape by an outstanding line-up of fabulous presenters. After a whirlwind two days we finished with our minds bursting with new information, new friendships and a bundle of craft techniques to apply.

For me Bootcamp is the line in the sand that marks the 'before' and 'after':
* Before Bootcamp I was writing words, struggling to find my feet, thinking craft was what you did with beads and feeling my CP and I were alone in a great big ocean. * After Bootcamp I began writing stories, began to plant my feet firmly in the writing pond, had a group of friends to travel the journey with and learnt craft was there to improve your writing.

I've personally achieved more than I could imagine in the last 12 months, and it all started with that line in the sand.

Thank you to my fellow Bootcampers, the presenters and organisers who got my journey started, the BootCats who have been by my side the whole way, and especially to Rachel Bailey, who has stuck with the BootCats, giving more than was ever expected.

Bootcampers Rock!


  1. Wow! Thanks so much for that post Anita. I ditto you on all that you've said so beautifully.
    You are spot on about the difference Bootacmp has made and the amazing commitment shown by everyone especailly those who've had so much going on in their lives (Love to Rach and to Dana (hope you're still checking in on us here at 109 every now and then.)

  2. Hi Anita,
    Time flies. I wouldn't have moved even one step towards writing anything if it wasn't for bootcamp. What I have to do now is to get brave (quite one of my pesky jobs) and believe I can do it.

    Rachel, thoughts are with you. And Dana was a huge help and inspiration, too.


  3. Hard to believe it's been a year already. Where has that time gone? Bootcamp was a great experience. The Betties have been lucky enough to have Rachel, Dana and Elizabeth stick with us and offer a guiding hand when needed.

    Dana, hope you're feeling better soon.
    Rachel, you know we are thinking of you and DH.
    Elizabeth, thank you for being there for us to turn to when we need you.