Can you come back in an hour?

Week one has come and gone. I’ve been in Overland Park for seven days. I’ll be home in five, but just for a week. Then I’m back for another five days of sales training. After that, I’ll either head home until my first assignment or I’ll be shipped off to some region where I have…

I’m losing my touch.

I was in choir for 13 years. It wasn’t until college that the performance dress code was made a bit stricter, meaning the women were required to wear control top pantyhose underneath our dresses. Whatever, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. The cool thing was, I never once had a run in my…

You forgot the one thing I told you not to.

I’m generally pretty good about packing for long trips.  My favorite thing to do near the end of the packing experience is send a text to my most trusted people asking, “what am I forgetting?” This exchange actually happened between me and my Santa Barbara hero: What am I forgetting? “Glasses.” No I should be…

I’m not usually a coffee drinker.

It’s not that I hate the stuff, I just wouldn’t choose to drink it on a regular basis. I admit that I’m a total caffeine addict. Not a coffee addict. Yet for some reason, whenever I’m put in an office setting, I can’t get enough coffee in my body. Praise the Maker for the teeth whitening…

How did you design your yearbook?

Day two of training: complete. This is my desk. Today things got a little wacky, our main trainer is feeling sick, so we switched the days all around and we ended up learning things that were going to be reserved for Thursday. It’s a lot of technical stuff. It would probably be boring for you…

“We can’t all be Bonnie Koenn.”

I have officially survived the first day. It was actually pretty great. I learned a lot more than I expected to. That’s a lie, I knew I was going to be overloaded with information, but I don’t think I expected to pick it up as quickly as I have so far. Currently, I’m sitting in…

I don’t think you have enough room.

There is ONE DEGREE in the air. One. This is the most unbelievable cold. No I’m not going to get over it, I will beat this subject to death. I had a layover in Chicago. So I didn’t have to step outside until I reached Kansas City. Good Lord. I stepped outside and felt it…

If it was 2006

15 year old Bonnie Jean would be FREAKING out. Okay so 22 year old Bonnie Jean is in the same boat. Whatever. Today is day 1 of 14 that I’ll be in Kansas City for training to be a yearbook sales rep. Crazy right? For the last 8 or so years, any time someone asked…

I thought I would stay anonymous.

You remember that photo contest I told you about? Yeah. That one. The one that 26,433 photos were entered in and somehow my photo made it to Top 10 in Stylized Portrait? And not just Top 10, I found out it came in 4th place. Here’s what happened. I mentioned the contest was put on…

How to talk to your daughter about her body.

“How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight. If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things…

I entered this photo contest.

I’ve always been a rather competitive person. I played sports growing up and always loved the rush that came with going up against other people in order to win. For many years I played soccer, I was in no way the best player on the team, but I could take (and give out) some pretty…

This is JK Rowling’s world, we’re just living in it.

I’m going to address that thing that JK Rowling said. You know the thing. The thing where J.K. Rowling admitted that she thought Hermione and Harry would have made a better couple than Hermione and Ron. I mean. Okay. I can see how that would surprise some people. But the people it didn’t surprise is…

My college bio professor was annoying. Bill Nye is my homie.

I’m going to start this post by saying this: The creation vs. evolution debate takes up less than 1% of my brain. It honestly makes no difference to me about what you believe. You don’t have to like what I’m about to say in the first part of this post, but I’m going to say…

And they all call me Bonnie Jean.

I mentioned in my post about my 2013 that I interviewed for and got my dream job, but I didn’t really go into much detail about what that actually is: Basically, I’m going to be a traveling yearbook sales rep for Walsworth Yearbooks. Yearbook reps already travel within their assigned regions. My job won’t permanently…

I should have bought the tie.

I’m going to tell you a story about this picture. Clearly, there’s more going on than you can tell right off the bat. I’m pouting in front of FAO Schwarz! Okay. This photo was taken in March 2013 when I was in New York City for the College Media Association’s (CMA) annual journalism conference. The…