I’ve always had a personal motto that if it stops being fun, it is time for a change. No matter how smart or logical something seems, I know that if I am not having fun, I will not have the energy to keep it going.
That’s why I originally created the Lori Bonn line. I wanted out of my 9-5 corporate life. I wanted to explore the world, surround myself with color and beauty, and build something that would evolve with me as I went through life. And, for 22 years, it has been all that and more and I am eternally grateful.
But something changed, recently …
My career stopped being as much fun as it used to be.
When I looked deep in my soul, I realized that creating jewelry wasn’t enough. I wanted to find a way to connect in a more meaningful way. I wanted to give back.
My solution was to go out and meet with the women who collect my jewelry—women just like you.
Your stories have been inspiring, funny, and humbling.
I met a woman who lost so much weight that she and her husband can both fit inside an old pair of her jeans.
I met a woman who told me that her family members have all been given explicit instructions about what to do in the event of a fire: “GRAB THE BONN BONS!”
My favorite, though, might have been the woman who told me that while I design Lori Bonn jewelry, she makes it her own.
This is exactly what I want for the women who buy my jewelry. I want you to make it your own.
And so here comes my request …
While traveling to meet so many of you, it occurred to me that although there is no type of woman who collects my jewelry, we do have a commonality. We share a connection. In fact, one mother told me that while she was at her daughter’s wedding, she bonded with the groom’s mother over their shared love of Bonn Bons. (I think it goes without saying that this is not the fate of most in-laws!)
Knowing that we share a distinctive bond, I’m writing to ask if I can include you in my community. I want to give back to all the women who have purchased my jewelry by sharing the inspiring, funny, and humbling stories I receive, and I hope that you will do the same by sharing your stories with me on my blog.
You see, my jewelry is a representation of women. I believe that we are all artists with unique perspectives. We are all beautiful one of a kinds.
Will you allow me to share my stories? And will you share yours as well?
I can't wait to hear from you!
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