She also found a husband.
Johnson was a single, 31-year-old Latter-day Saint who was about to "graduate" out of her LDS singles ward. It was a difficult time in the life of the professional journalist living in New York City.
"The year I turned 30 was suppose to be an unforgettable one," Johnson said in an interview with the Deseret News. "But it was when I turned 31 and realized I was leaving the singles ward unmarried when that year turned into a bust."