About Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo AustinHi, I’m Sarah Jo, and I write A Fool of Myself, a semi-personal blog that allows me to make a fool of myself on a semi-daily basis. Sometimes I’m brilliantly creative. Other times I’m a gigantic idiot. My readers determine where the microscopically thin line between the two falls. I write about what I love, and on any given day that can range from blogging to running, from good books to craftiness. And yes, my entire blog is centered on this Cynthia Heimel quote:

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap!

I live in Springfield, Missouri, with my husband Chris (that’s him in the picture) and our Kidlet. We met while attending college at what is now Missouri State University and while serving in a ministry at a local church. Something about our love for Jesus, our overlapping career paths (me: tech writing, him: graphic design), and our obsession with downtown Springfield culture (not to mention that he bought me the Chicago Manual of Style for my birthday) brought us and kept us together. We were married in June 2005!

I am slightly obsessed with road construction, I cannot stand monkeys, and I will never turn down sushi. Or pizza. Or chocolate. I’m a huge reader. I love Jane Austen and Mark Twain and Edith Wharton. And Harry Potter. I have a crafty side. I grew up in 4-H, where I learned how to sew, crossstitch, and crochet. I hover mostly around crocheting, but the sewing bug bites me from time to time, too. I tune in to every dance show on TV. Bon Jovi has been my favorite band since I was a kiddo. And the Harrison Ford of Indiana Jones and Hans Solo fame makes me swoon.

Lastly, I am on Twitter. All. the. time. And just like my blog, I tweet about anything that interests me!