Sarah Jane Butfield, author, freelance magazine journalist for healthcare & expat publications and a regular guest blogger. viewAuthor.at/SarahJaneButfield
My name is Sarah Jane; I am a wife and mother, and for 27 years I was a qualified nurse. I have always loved writing and for the majority of my life it was confined to my journals. However, at a time when you have to make life-changing decisions, what really counts is what is inside you, how you feel and the love of the people around you. Sitting in a caravan in Queensland after the floods contemplating our future, my husband Nigel, said, "If you want to be a writer you need to just do it. Do something about it, learn how to write or just write."
Taking these words to heart, I realised that, I was the only one who could make it happen. So I did. I enrolled in two Diploma courses. A Diploma in Journalism and a Diploma in Creative Writing; I started my first assignment, in our caravan whilst we were still trying to work out our future.
With the support of my husband I now write full time.