Hey guys! My Bachelor blog is back! As you guys know, I’ve watched every single season of the show since I was the Bachelorette back in 2010 and I’ve blogged every single season since then too. So even though I’m crazy busy right now (two kids and working is no joke), I’m going to do my best this season. However, I’m not gonna lie, I don’t feel super invested in it. I don’t know if that’s because I’m just getting older or if it’s because I’m a mom now and busy, but I really had to force myself to watch this time around. I missed last weeks episode so I put it on and fast forwarded through a bunch of it (mainly to get the jist of things). So I might be totally wrong in my assumptions of the dates from last night since I didn’t really see the dynamic between the girls during the first week of dates. So I apologize if any of this seems way off.
But mostly I wanna start by saying that I support Colton! It truly isn’t easy being the Bachelor or Bachelorette and it’s so easy to judge someone that you see on TV. That said, in last weeks episode we see Colton say that he’s excited for the first group date of the season and that the first group date is going to set the tone for the entire season. It really bothered me that he kept using the word “season”. He’s way too aware already that this is a TV show that they’re filming a season of. That’s honestly one of my main problems with the show taking guys from Paradise to be the next Bachelor. Once you’ve been on the Bachelorette and then go on Bachelor in Paradise, you’re too aware of the cameras and the fact that everything you do is going on national television. You’ve done it before and you’ve seen the aftermath and what you do in front of the cameras becomes calculated all the sudden. I’ve seen it time and time again with people on the show. Whereas when I was the Bachelorette I was on the bachelor and the season hadn’t even finish airing before I was swept off to do the Bachelorette. I never really got the full experience of the aftermath or the fame that came with it. I was still pretty naïve. I don’t know if that makes sense but I’m basically just trying to say that the more seasons of the show you’re on, the better chance you’re in it for the wrong reasons. Does that make sense? Anyway, I’m not saying that Colton is in this for fame. But it’s just a bummer to me how aware he is that they’re shooting a TV show. He doesn’t have that naïveness that most people have when they go into this experience. All of the girls there obviously know they’re in front of cameras but you never really think about the consequences of your actions or think about how the fact that millions of people are watching. Just because it’s all new and exciting.
Today’s blog will be a mix of the first two date episodes since I didn’t’ blog last week. And I’m not going to be able to get to everything because well, aint nobody got time for that. Ha! But here are my thoughts so far…
Hannah G will be in the top 2 for sure. 95% of the time whoever gets the first impression rose is in the top two. And most of the time they win. So I think there’s a very good chance for her! I would say that Cassie is going to win just because let’s face it, she is gorgeous, super likable, ridiculously cute, and heck I want her in my life! She’s one of those people that seems absolutely perfect but not in an intimidating sort of way. She is a girl’s girl and a guy’s girl. But I also think there’s a chance she could be our Bachelorette. But I definitely think she’s either the next Bachelorette or Colton‘s fiancé. Calling it now! We will see.
Elyse is so great. I don’t see her and Colton together so I don’t see it lasting with them, but I do see them being really good friends! And I absolutely loved their date! It made me see Colton in a whole new light. What he does with his charity and what he does for children is incredible. No one can argue that the work he does makes him a saint!
Colton sending Caitlin home on the group date seemed a little premature. I mean, let’s face it, there are a bunch of girls that are still in the show that he doesn’t have a connection with after that. Trust me. Coming from someone who’s been in his shoes you pretty much don’t have connections with most of the people on the show from the get go. The show was just trying to play up drama and show how serious he is about this. But I think it was done poorly. Sidenote, does anybody else think Caitlin looks like a mix between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Kendra Wilkinson? I soooooo do!
Anyone else think the drama between Caelynn and Hannah B is elementary? I definitely think it was producer encouraged from the beginning. I get that they don’t get along but I honestly don’t think Caelynn even wanted to talk to Colton about it. I feel like somehow a producer made her feel like he wanted to talk about it further after the group date. And then as soon as she did bring it up at the pool party, and he got upset, you can tell she regretted it immediately. It really seems like she didn’t even want to talk about in the first place. I could be reading the situation wrong but that was just my thoughts when I saw it. And then Colton going to talk to Hannah B just seemed dumb. They were trying to make this big dramatic situation out of it and it just seems so silly to me. I don’t know. I’m curious to know what you guys think. Maybe because I’m older this kind of stuff just doesn’t matter to me anymore? I’m not trying to say I am all righteous and more mature than these people – I like all of these people! I’m just older and when you’re older your priorities are different. A woman in her mid-30s has different priorities than a woman in her mid-20s especially when that woman, a.k.a. me, is married with two kids. So I’ll be curious to hear what women of all ages think about the situation! I also feel bad for Hannah. I just don’t think this show is bringing out the best side of her and she is coming off as a bit out of control.
It wasn’t surprising that Hannah B stuck around though. However, I just don’t think it will be for much longer.
And TOTALLY unrelated, but I need all your advice. I am getting my hair colored tomorrow and I am thinking about CHOPPING it again! Thoughts? Should I go for it? Pics below of how I wear it down now and another pic of when I chopped it – both pics with me putting my hand in my hair the exact same way. You have to be able to compare apples to apples right? Ha! I am SOOOO torn! Tell me in the comments below. And you know I am going to link my outfit details too, this blog started out as my fashion blog after all and my sweater dress below is only $35!!!!!!! Oh annnnnd let’s chat Bachelor too! So much to discuss!