Who is Write Thing Johns?
So my real name is Sarah Johns; I’m a former middle school English teacher and I’m looking to make connections with readers and writers. I’m working hard (at least I think I’m working hard!) at writing my first book and finding people who would like to experience my journey as a writer!
I’m a total work in progress. I’m a mess. I’m disorganized, but love when things are organized (by someone else. What I’m trying to do is write. To do the write thing (yes, I’m cheesy, I’m a mess, I’m fully aware just so you know! Feel free to judge me!) Regardless, I believe that something magical happens when we write; a person can know and understand what is in someone else’s mind. Because someone wrote it down. They can be separated by time and space, but that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that one person thinks something, then writes it down, and others read it so they can see what that person was thinking.
I want to write about what is real without being constrained to just using the facts.
Writing is a journey to find what is real and discovering magic.
I see my life as a necklace with different beads, different times and phases of my life that all together make up something that is unique.
These are some of the most interesting things about me:
At seven years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Grew up in Arizona, moved to Texas as a freshman in high school, went to college in California.
During my entire education, kindergarten through my senior year in high school, I was home-schooled. This meant different situations and scenarios during different years, but most of the time I also attended classes through home schooling groups.
When I was teaching, I only worked in public schools. For ten years I was a middle school English teacher.
I have visited the following countries: Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Dominican Republic.
The fact that I was able to travel to all of these places is really unbelievable; I know that I am incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to experience these places. But a big reason I was able to see these places was because I made traveling a priority. That was my season of life when I could travel and I honestly don’t know if I will be able to travel much in the future, but I am so glad I was able to enjoy my experiences when I did.
A little over a year ago I married a man who has made my life better. And I have made his life better.
I recently quit teaching and I am starting a new chapter in my life. I have decided that I want to encourage others, help others, and make life better and more magical for others. I believe that God put me on this earth for a purpose and I want to do the right thing. Always. When I was a teacher, the reason I did it was not for the money or advancing my career. I just wanted to make an impact on the world that I lived in and I wanted to make it better for others.
I’ve got ideas and I have stories and I have some experience. I want to find the people that want and need someone to cheer them on. I am here to help and entertain. I am here to do the write thing. I am Write Thing Johns. Welcome to the next chapter in my strange and wonderful life. Lets make some magic together.