I just got back home yesterday after an amazing week with James Bach and Rapid Software Testing (RST) at Orcas Island, Washington. My head is so full of things I learned and the experiences I had, I'm not even sure where to start. I will take my time to get my thoughts down to share, but for now just know that if you ever have the chance to take RST from James, Michael Bolton, or Paul Holland, just do it. Don't hesitate, just do it. You won't regret it. You owe it to yourself as a Software Tester to challenge yourself with this intense and information-packed class.
I was challenged several times by James, but through those challenges a wonderful thing came out of it. I realized I'm now believing in myself more. I made the decision before stepping foot on the island that I was going to be fully open and present. That I was going to put myself out there and take chances. It wasn't always easy or comfortable, but at the end of the last day I knew something had changed in me. Something had shifted. I honestly don't know what all of it is just yet, but that's part of the next chapter of RST for me. Figuring out what those changes are, what all have I learned and what more do I want to learn, who I want to be, and where am I going. Pretty heady stuff from a three day class, but I believe that every experience in life is an opportunity to change your world if you so choose. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing where MY world is going to go and how it's going to change!