My first Freshman experience at the 2012 WIN launch in Windhoek was so refreshing and exciting. It was an awesome experience meeting all the new faces who I immediately blended with and felt comfortable to be around.
As I got into the conference room at the Protea Furstenhof, where the 2-day event took place on March 25th and 26th, I had a chill inside of me and as I sat wondering if this was going to be one of the same old monotonous, long and boring workshops which I am used to.
I soon realized that I was in for something very different. I enjoyed the interactions and meaningful discussions and I look forward to more exciting experiences where I can continue to network and realize my personal potential and capacity.
The best experience for me was the one-to-one coaching session with Beth Oakes, one of WIN's international coaches. After my session with her I already began to feel more confident that I entirely hold the volition to decide to be where I want to be. I also realized that I am the best person to act my role in life, all I need is to be focused and make the best decisions for the best outcomes.
I look forward to more exciting experiences with WIN over the next 9 months and to becoming a "WINner".
Erica Gatawa is a copywriter and advertising consultant at the Windhoek Observer as well as a WIN Freshman in 2012.