This is a sponsored post in partnership with Konenkii, a very cool discovery box company. Get your own subscription or gift to a friend at http://www.konenkii.com, where the promo code BOLDER10 will get you 10% off!
Earlier this year, the team from Growing Bolder introduced me to Konenkii, a gift company that puts together unique products for women. I had the chance to talk to Jan and Sarah, the founders of this Konenkii. You can read more of their story here: A Company Born from a Friendship.
In honor of Konenkii and friendship, I’m going to gift the Summer box to Sue LaFauce, a dear friend of mine. After all, Konenkii is –BFF– Bold. Fearless. Fun. and perfect for your BFF!
Sue and I met 32 years ago in a dorm hallway at Northern Illinois University. We became fast friends. I had just become deaf a few weeks before and Sue was hard of hearing. I would learn sign language and Sue signed slowly so I could understand her.
The following year we became roommates. We both love the color purple and we decorated our dorm with purple comforters, purple rugs and a white curtain. We covered our bulletin board with purple fabric and edged it with white lace. That year, we won an award for the best decorated dorm room.
Our friendship went south at times when we discovered we had very different sleep and study patterns. The next year we selected different roommates but we continued to remain friends.
After college our friendship continued to grow stronger despite living 45 minutes away from each other. We got married and we each had three kids. We spent many days with six kids in tow — going shopping, doing sleepovers, and yearly vacations at a water park.
Sue is one of the strongest women I know. Despite two divorces and raising three kids on her own, Sue went back to school to get a degree in medical coding. After working a few years in hospitals, she discovered her own soul was slipping away. So once again she took a leap of faith and went into insurance sales. Today she greets each day with joy, and she loves meeting new people through her work.
Last fall, her son Matthew became sick with a cold that triggered an attack of ataxia, leaving him unable to walk or talk. It has been a long road to recovery and Matthew is making progress.
So when I heard http://www.konenkii.com was coming out with the summer box, I knew it would be the perfect gift for Sue. Every Konenkii box is a delightful experience — with something to wear, eat, and learn. Each box brings the gift of pampering, because we all deserve a little something special.
Check back for a future post from Sue and me, as we open her box and celebrate the many years of friendship!