“In January 2012 my partner and I decided that we wanted to move from our little country town to the Central Coast. We had a few criteria for our move, one of them was groovy things to do and I had decided that my new career path was to be a surfie chick. With this in mind we visited the coast a few times and chose Ettalong Beach as our destination.
In the meantime we set out to find out everything we could about the area, libraries, beaches, national parks……. and my partner stumbled across WOWGIRLS while he was looking at the local LETS site. I joined on the spot (literally!!) and when I had a better look at the website I saw that a weekend away had been organised for the following weekend. I enrolled myself and headed off to cosy Goulburn (it was mid-winter and freezing) to meet some of the fabulous WOWGIRLS.
Since moving to the coast I have done a surf course, zumba, yoga and a drumming night with WOWGIRLS. I have helped write a funding submission, hosted a mosaic group and I have made some great friends. I love my Thursday morning catch ups at Avoca with the other surfie chicks…… even if we don’t always surf.”
“My life has really changed since I became a WOWGIRL.
I started a treatment for depression on January 2010 since my energy levels were so low that I had no interest in going outdoors or doing anything for myself.
It was an invitation of a friend that drove me to the Multicultural Learn to Surf WOWday. For my surprise, I did it! The women were so supportive and friendly that it felt just right. I had a wonderful time and connected with their vibrant energy.
The joy and the confidence I experienced on that first day, gave me the strength to participate in the following WOWday and then, the follow up course.
Today, I’m not only a WOWGIRL for Life, but also a volunteer at the WOWGIRLS’ office. I meet with the ladies at Avoca for surfing on Thursday and enjoy the friendly connection.
WOWGIRLS gave me an opportunity to have a place among women who cares about other women. Becoming aware that as a mother and a wife, sometimes I’ve forgotten to dedicate time out for myself and to enjoy it free of guilt. I feel happy, strong, and healthy and decided to share this amazing life-changing opportunity with women like me.”
“Thank you; for your inspiration and your courage! I’m always apprehensive going to new things, and came away with the feeling that this is a wonderful group to connect with, the synchronicity of the group was very apparent, and what’s more, I think that business that flows from such a group is good business! It’s surfing the inner waves.
Love and appreciation,”
“Happy to help where I can. My work and our business takes up such a huge chunk of my life however, I have to tell you, that having the WOWGIRLS Network and activities to look forward to participating in, when I am able to, is such an incredibly enjoyable part of life. Keep up the good work. It is most definitely appreciated by all of us who are a part of it and reap the benefits of your hard work and commitment. Thank you heaps.
I love being a WOWGIRL and connecting with such an amazing group of women. I have made new friendships that I am sure will grow and be something lasting. Thanks.”