SPOILER ALERT: this blog post is my perception of the Monday night episode of The Bachelorette so don't read this if you don't want to know what happens! However if you missed the episode and want to know what happened, I break it all down here!
Spa Group Date
For the first group date of the week Becca's best friends got spoiled by the guys with foot rubs, back rubs, and pedicures. It looked like so much fun, and the guys got so into it! It cracks me up that the guys on this show will do anything to impress Becca--but I respect it too!
Of course there was drama, though. Colton, one of the guys, had dated Becca's friend Tia a few months back. Tia ended up being one of the girls on the spa date. Their interaction was not at all awkward to me. The producers of the show made it seem awkward but it truly wasn't. Becca later questioned Colton, asking if he was hoping Tia would be the bachelorette, but they talked it out and he actually ended up with the group date rose! I really like him and thought he handled the situation perfectly.
In between all the Colton talk, David and Jordan got into a bit of a tiff that was honestly ridiculous! David was poking at Jordan for the 4,000 Tinder matches Jordan had in 2017. David then proceeds to tell Becca about it saying that Jordan "isn't here for the right reasons." Becca laughed it off with Jordan and it ended up not being a big deal at all. Jordan isn't a fav of mine, but I'm on his side for this one. David was being immature, just stirring the pot. Sometimes I think people on the show tattle on others hoping to narrow down the competition. In my opinion, they need to DROP IT. You're there to find love, not to police everyone else!
One-On-One Songwriting Date
For this week's one-on-one, Chris got selected to go on a date with Becca. They met singer-songwriter Richard Marx and had to write lyrics about each other that would be made into a song. Chris struggled with this because he had an experience writing to his father years ago that made him extra emotional. Becca talked him through it and he ended up writing the most beautiful lyrics! He and Becca then went to dinner where Chris received the date rose. To be quite honest this date was uneventful.
Football Group Date
Okay so football isn't my favorite thing (lol!). This date was a pretty common date for the tv show and nothing really happened. The guys practiced and did some drills, and then got split up into two teams to play a game. During the game, Clay hurt his wrist and had to be taken to the ER. He didn't miss the afterparty, though! He made it back in time to talk to Becca and she ended up giving him the group date rose.
Halfway through the episode, the ambulance showed up at the mansion to take David to the ER (did this episode have the record for most people to go to the ER?!). Producers made it look like he had been beat up by Jordan, but he had simply fallen out of his bed face first onto the ground (ouch!!!). Becca got to talk to him on the phone and although he was in the ICU, he sounded good and was ready to get back on the show after healing.
Just hours before the rose ceremony (which will be aired next week), Clay was informed that his wrist required surgery. After considering the factors, Clay spoke with Becca and decided it would be best for him to leave and go home to heal. Becca was very upset, considering he had already received a rose. But he did what he had to do, and she respected that.
If you missed this week's episode, you can watch it on the ABC website. Even though this episode was a bit uneventful, I always love watching this show! Not to mention Becca's fashion is always on point!
One year ago today I was knee deep in graduation parties, senior photos, celebrations with my school, and college preparations. Senior year might have been my hardest year of high school, but it was by far the most exciting. It got to be really stressful, but I took in every moment and tried to make the most of it.
I know quite a few high school seniors, and it’s been so much fun to watch everyone get closer and closer to graduation. While I’m no expert on being a high school senior, I was just recently in those shoes and have a few words of advice for those soon to graduate.
1. Don’t stress too much about college.
I was excited for college, but I was also really stressed and nervous. I wasn’t getting to go to my first choice school (more on that later), and I knew college was going to be really hard. Now that I’m in college (and done with my first year of it) I wish I hadn’t stressed so much. Trust me seniors—you’ll have plenty to stress about once you get there! Use this time to get excited buying dorm decor/supplies, meeting/picking roomies, and getting to know your future city/town.
2. Hang out with your friends.
One of the hardest parts about senior year was realizing I was about to leave the life I knew and all my friends. I bawled my eyes out when it was time for those heartbreaking goodbyes. While I had some friends going to the same school as me, all my best friends were spread out at different schools in different states and cities. I had a busy summer before college, but even if I had time to meet up with someone for a quick cup of coffee I tried to do it. Looking back, I should’ve spent more time with my friends. Once you leave for school you realize you aren’t going to drive 5 hours to see them—you get busier than you think you’ll get. Not to mention everyone has different schedules, so FaceTimes are even difficult to make happen (also gas = $$$$$). As busy as you may get, squeeze in an hour or two for your friends wherever you can.
3. Thank your parents.
Guys, THANK YOUR PARENTS. I’m lucky enough to have parents that pay for me. They pay for my school, they give me weekly allowance, they paid for my graduation party, senior photos, dorm stuff, food, my car, my phone, and room. THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY. Not to mention the insane amounts of money to raise me in a good hometown with great schools and keep me involved with so many sports and activities. It’s really easy to get wrapped up in all the excitement of senior year, but please, don’t forget to thank your parents. They’ve done a LOT for you (even if they aren’t paying for your school).
4. Hang out with your family.
As much as you want to hang out with and see your friends, family comes first. You’ve lived with them your whole life and getting to college and starting life without them around is so much weirder than you expect. Mom isn’t there to take care of you when you’re sick, dad isn’t there to check your oil, your siblings aren’t there to hang out with you. I was really excited to be on my own, but you start to realize how different it is without your family around. For me, I loved watching movies with my family. But I found myself watching movies alone or with friends/my boyfriend in college and it made me miss them. While you will go back home to them, it won’t be permanent—and it’s kind of a crazy concept to accept since it’s all you’ve ever known. So soak up the time of mom nagging at you and siblings driving you crazy!
5. SAVE MONEY.
Let me say it again to those who didn’t hear me: SAVE MONEY. Most people don’t get a job right when they get to college because school is the main focus. But it’s easy to get caught up in trying all the restaurants in your new home, coffee study dates, and exploring the town (gas!!!!). It adds up quickly! Saving money over the summer is smart, smart, smart. That way you can have fun with friends but still be able to pay that painful $20 for losing your student ID 😉
Senior year is a year to celebrate 13 years of school and all the people who helped you get there. Soak it up! Take it in! It was the best year of my life before college and I was so glad I have so many pictures and memories to look back on. You’re only a high school senior once, so don’t try to rush it!
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