Bettina’s life journey is a testament to the power of pursuing one’s creative calling and embracing new chapters. Originally hailing from Germany, she transitioned from a successful career in Public Relations to becoming an accomplished writer and author in Australia. In this blog post, we’ll delve into Bettina’s remarkable journey, her dedication to creative pursuits, and the recent publication of her midlife memoir, “Dare to Dance.”

A Career Transition to Follow the Creative Calling

With over 16 years of experience in Public Relations and corporate writing, Bettina had a thriving career in her home country of Germany. However, a deep yearning for creative expression led her to Australia in 2008. Here, she embarked on a new adventure, redefining her career path to align with her creative calling.

Education and Creative Pursuits

In 2011, Bettina took a significant step towards realizing her creative aspirations by graduating from the International School of Colour and Design. This educational milestone marked the beginning of her journey into the world of creative writing, design, and self-expression.

Self-Publishing and Freelance Success

Bettina’s creative journey saw her self-publishing “Downsize with Style” in 2014, reflecting her passion for design and lifestyle. Her work as a freelance writer soon caught the attention of notable publications, including Australian House & Garden, Home Ideas Magazine, Jetstar inflight magazine, and the Retiree Magazine, where her contributions added depth and insight to their content.

A Life-Writing Journey

In 2015, Bettina took the courageous step into life-writing, embarking on a journey to share her personal experiences and insights. She became a member of Writing NSW, the Australian Writer’s Centre, and the Australian Society of Authors, further solidifying her place in the writing community.

Continuous Learning and Personal Growth

Bettina’s commitment to her craft extended beyond writing, as she pursued an NLP Practitioner Training and energy work. These additional skills enriched her abilities to connect with readers on a deeper level and explore various aspects of personal growth and well-being.

Family and Passion Beyond Writing

While her career and writing pursuits are significant, Bettina values her roles as a mother to two sons (20 and 17). Beyond the world of words, she finds joy and fulfillment in ballroom dancing, Pilates, meditation, and the simple pleasure of tea.

“Dare to Dance”: A Midlife Memoir

The pinnacle of Bettina’s writing journey came in April 2022 with the publication of her midlife memoir, “Dare to Dance.” This inspiring work reflects her personal growth and the journey she has undertaken to embrace new opportunities, a testament to her courage and resilience.

Conclusion: Embracing New Chapters

Bettina’s story is a celebration of the transformative power of following one’s creative calling and embracing change. Her journey from a successful PR career in Germany to becoming an accomplished writer and author in Australia reflects the strength of pursuing one’s passion and redefining one’s path. Her story is a reminder that it’s never too late to embark on a new chapter and find fulfillment in creative endeavors.

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