Hi I am Dai and I am a sugar addict

I love sweets, candy, junk food, anything with sugar in it. My love for sugar is bad. If I go more than one and half days without having anything sweet I start to get a headache and feel bad. This may just be a mental thing but its real. I spend so much money a day to feed my sugar cravings. I have been able to get my cravings done to every other day. Now I can go a day without eating any snacks and be okay. But trying to go two days is struggle. I have had a love for sugar and sweets since I can remember. I probably eat more snacks a day than I do full meals. Sometimes I even opt to have a bunch of snacks as a meal instead of eating real food.

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Source: Wikipedia

My goal is to get down to one sugary snack a day. This will be hard. But I am going to try because all of this sugar is not good for my health. It’s hard for me to gain weight so this isn’t an issue. But I do increase my risk of developing diabetes and other health issues because of the amount of sugar I intake on a regular basis. It would seem like not eating sugar is a simple thing but for me it’s not. I have tried going without it and I end up binge eating sugar when I finally get some. I love sugar too much to get rid of it completely.

Hopefully as I get older and time goes on, my sugar cravings will quietly go away or develop into a healthier craving. On the bright side, at least I can admit that I have a problem.

Guest Bloggers Wanted!

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I think the time has come  to open College Girl Dai to guest bloggers. I am hoping that having guest bloggers will allow College Girl Dai to have a variety of topics available for the readers. Guest posts will be published as they are submitted. Guest bloggers should feel free to write about any topic they want to. Topics that are off-limits is sex, nudity, and any mature sexual content. Other topics will be based on my discretion.

How to submit a guest post

  1. Send the post in a word document include any pictures with the source links to dai@collegegirldai.com.
  2. In the subject of the email, please put Guest Post.
  3. If your post is approved for publishing, an email will be sent with the date that it will appear on Collegegirldai.com.
  4. If your post is not approved or needs modification, an email will be sent with an explanation.

 

 

When to leave a job

There comes a point where your current job is just not working for you anymore, when you reach this point it is time to make preparations to leave. My rule is to NEVER quit a job without having another job lined up. You may hate your job but let’s be honest, if you did not have to work you wouldn’t and you would be working for yourself as a hobby. So therefore, you cannot afford to be without a check. If you feel like this, it’s time to start looking for a job.  Another job may come up quickly or it can take months even years.

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Source: Pixabay

Reasons to leave a job

  1. Your job is no longer mentally stimulating.
  2. You have advanced as much as you can and want to advance else where.
  3. There is no room for advancement.
  4. The pay is low.
  5. You are over educated and qualified for your current position.
  6. You want to explore other opportunities.
  7. You are not getting enough hours to make ends meet.
  8. You have been there a long time and want to work for another company.
  9. The company’s attitude towards employees is horrible and unappreciative.

When you have decided that it is time to leave, start looking for another job. Once you have a start date for your new job, put in your two week notice. Always put in the two-week notice per company’s policy. Do not burn bridges that you may have to cross at a later date. You may return to the company but at another location or need them as a reference for another job.

 

 

My Philosophy: Not what I should’ve done but what I won’t do

When it comes to life, I have a lot of philosophies. I just came to the realization of that fact. I have my own ways of looking at life. One thing I do not do is have regrets. I see a learning experience in everything plus I strongly believe in Everything happens for a reason. When I look back on an unfortunate situation that occurred in my life, I do not think of what I would of done differently but what I will do differently to not find myself in that situation again.  I do not see the point on dwelling on what I could’ve of done or what I should’ve done. I cannot undone what has been done so there is no reason to look back and change the past. The only thing I can do is try my best to not repeat the past. Therefore, I think of ways to not find myself in the same situation.

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Source: Flickr

Sometimes it takes me several times of finding myself in the same situation to learn the lesson. Even though I know how I found myself in that situation and what I need to do to not find myself in that situation again, that does not always stop me for making the same mistakes. But that usually occurs with romantic relationships and one in particular.

Even though you may know what not to do that does mean it will stop you from repeating the same mistake. Sometimes it takes a couple of times to get the lesson. I do not think anyone should do I could’ve of done this or should’ve done this. You did what you did for a reason whether it was in anger or without thought. Just move forward.

Freshman Year Recap

My freshman year was a roller coaster but what year in college is not. I officially wrapped up my freshman year recently.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons

Fall Semester

  • Made Dean’s List
  • Got accepted into the Honor College
  • Took five classes and earned 15 credits
  • Joined PRSSA and Kid Konnection’s pen pal program
  • Got my first car
  • Learned how to manage my time

Winter Semester

  • Did not earn the GPA I wanted which led to me being highly disappointed in myself, I did earn a GPA in the 3.0 range.
  • Got my second car
  • Took my first honors class, ever!
  • Became Editor-in-Chief of PRSSA chapter at my school.
  • Took five classes and a science lab, earned 16 credits

Summer Semester

  • Took two courses, earned 6 credits
  • Moved into my first apartment
  • Worked my first full-time job

New Chapter

I am back. I missed blogging so much. But I needed time to get myself together. I had a lot of personal issues  I was working through but I am back now! I felt that I was not giving the blog the attention it deserved. College Girl Dai will only have new posts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

In my time away from the blog, I managed to finish my summer courses. I am still waiting on my final grades. I also moved into my apartment with London, more on the big move at a later date.

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Source: Flickr

New Chapter

On August 15th I moved into my first apartment. I am so excited to be in my place. I am still getting used to be completely on my own now. I am starting a new chapter in my life. I was nervous at the thought of getting an apartment and adding more bills to the small ones that I currently have. I am glad that I made the decision to move into my place. Being on my own is going to help me mature more and become a responsible adult. I am embracing my new beginning.

I chose an apartment near my school to decrease my commute and save on gas. London’s school is near by as well.  I would not call this apartment my dream apartment but it is a great first apartment. I had three in mind that I wanted to look at it. But I went to see the first one and knew it was the perfect one for me and London.

London and I are both excited about this new chapter in our life. She calls our apartment, “sweet home”. She loves all the space she has to run around and play. Plus she enjoys the small number of people living here, just us two. We have never had our own place until now and we are loving it.

It comes a time at different points in your life where new chapters and major decisions need to be made in order for you to reach your success and have your happiness.