Siobhan Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: grandma

The Treasure You Seek

This was a very exciting week.  As some of you know, I decided to publish a book in the year 2000 and made a goal of 100 rejection letters because Dr. Seuss got 43 for his first story.  To date I am at 32 rejections for various manuscripts.  Then on January 1, 2016 I started a weekly blog which gave me a reason to write consistently and I turned the first year of that blog into a book entitled The Treasure You Seek.   Continue reading

First day at a summer job

I remember my first day at a summer job during university.  It was on the production line at a brewery.  It smelled like the morning after a keg party which was not very pleasant.  But I soon equated that smell with a great pay cheque as I was making a lot more than my previous student jobs in retail or lifeguarding.

However the very first day was one of the toughest.  That morning at 6 a.m. as I sat eating breakfast, wondering what it would be like to work in a beer factory, a long distance ring jangled the phone.  It was my uncle in Ireland.  He said my beloved grandma had just passed away. Continue reading

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