April 20, 2012


The times, they are a-changin'.  In good ways, of course!
I didn't talk too much about my last company, but most of you know that:
A. They're a Fortune 500 medical company.
B. We parted ways last Summer...and not under wonderful circumstances.
C. They sucked the life out of me for the seven and a half years I was there.

Really, I didn't realize how unhappy I was until I was gone.  Don't get me wrong - there are some absolutely amazing people there.  People who made me smile, and I very much hope I get to work with again someday. But there were some folks that I'm thankful I never have to see again.

And, that's all I'm going to say about that.

What being on the outside of the medical word made me realize is that I want to work on the INSIDE of the medical world. 

Monday I take my first step in making that happen.  I'll be doing a one month program to become a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant)/HHA (Home Health Aide), then in the fall of 2013 I plan to go through an LPN program.


I've told you that I've been volunteering with a dachshund rescue, right?! Right!  Well, I've been given the opportunity to adopt a new puppy.  Which, it goes without saying, I said "yes" to immediately.

There are nine puppies in the litter, and I get 4th choice.

Her name is Destiny.

His name is Brady.

I was told to pick a few pups just in case adopters 1-3 pick my first choice.  These are two of my choices.  And, yes....I will be asking you for input on names once I know which little love I'm getting!!


If you follow me on Twitter, you probably noticed this already, but I am seriously considering changing my blog name.

Unfortunately...I don't know to what.  A few ideas are "Life is Wien-derful", "Isn't Life Wien-derful" and "Ahead of the Pack".  I could really use your creativity and ideas.  Lay 'em on me!


  1. Cole! I am so proud of you. These are some amazing, exciting changes and I know your life is just going to grow and change in wonderful ways! God is so good, and he really has something amazing in store for you. I truly believe that.

    Love the pics of the new pup. You are an amazing doggy mom!

    I'm no help with the name change. I'm totally uncreative in that way.

  2. Oh wow that is SO exciting, I think you're perfect for your new job!! So proud of you, friend, I know you'll do great!

    And seriously? Enough with the puppy pics, I might die from cuteness overload. I'm already thinking of names :P

  3. Okays, I be glad you quit your job nows on to da good stuffs likes da new addition...YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!
    They both be too freakin' precious. I personally would name da girl Puddles...cuz I likes dat name. And da boy I will has to thinks bouts.
    I likes your choice in blog names but you do knows dat if you be pwned by doxies you ain't exactly Ahead of da pack...hehehehe.

    Seriously, I is happies you has a job change cuz it will makes you happy and dat be what counts.


  4. Once I quit my job, I never looked back!

    What about : "Leader of the Pack" You will be the lead won't you? I like you wein-der ideas too.

    BTW, I got my package yesterday! Thanks so much!


  5. I don't necessarily hate my job but the day I can walk away from it and be financially ok, will be the best day.

  6. Wow...good luck to you. I know it's hard for work and stuff to be unsettled. But you spend so much of your life at work....you need to be happy there. I am so jealous. The puppies are amazing. I hope you get the ones you picked. Let us know when you get one. I can't wait. BTW or first Puppy Photo Party is on April 30. Can't wait to see your pictures.

  7. So excited for you lady! You're going to do so well - and a new puppy too will be so much fun! XOXO!

  8. Congrats!

    And OMG. The dachshunds. Too cute.

  9. Congrats! OMD SO cute!!!!!!!! How about Weiner Wondering or Wanderings LOL! I like Brooklyn and Halifax personally, but you could always name the girl Nola!
    Dachshund Nola

  10. They are both adorable! How will you be able to choose if they both aren't picked? I like Leader of the Pack as well.

  11. My fingers are totally crossed you get that first puppy pictured.. she is adorable. Lots of changes coming your way but they are all great changes and you will do great Cole!

  12. I am sure you are going to do a super job!
    Good luck!
    Aaaand an adorable puppy!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. How exciting for you!!!!! Congrats and good luck!

  14. Oh my goodness. Those faces are just too precious! Good luck with all of these exciting changes!


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