Sara at the World Cup

Sara grew up wanting to be a "booker." Little did she know, she would ALSO be a blogger.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Sara Marie Normand graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2008. But newspapers weren't for her, so she moved to Australia to pursue a Master of Education degree as well as her dream to work in the field of international education. While there, she continued writing in her free time and fulfilled her dream of becoming a "booker" by publishing The Lost and Found, of which The Real[ization] Blog is more or less a continuation.

A huge lover of sports, Sara avidly follows the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bearcats basketball, U.S. Men's National Team (soccer) and the Chelsea Football Club. She has also spent a significant amount of time traveling the globe and has lived in various places, including Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Now residing in Curitiba, Brazil, her writing is heavily influenced from her experiences and the people she has met while living abroad. Sara is super excited to launch The Real[ization] Blog, a direct glimpse into her crazy, adventurous world.