Oh, hi. My self-imposed Bachelor Break is over.
After a season ends, I need a minute to regroup and not focus on the Bach. And after this past season? Well, I needed three weeks. Honestly, I think we're all still reeling from that doozy of a full Bachelor season, along with nine hours of Winter Games smack in the middle of it, and a super emotional, highly charged, two-night, five-hour finale. Holy guacamole. It was a bit much.
What have you guys been up to?
I'm reading a bunch of books (goal of 100 this year!), binging Suits with my husband, obsessing over the McIver trial, and becoming a certified POUND pro. And working full time and raising a couple of 5 year olds. So yeah, I'm staying busy.
Also of note?
I'm updating some things for Bachelor League. Specifically, our point system. I really loved how the live scoring worked this past season, and I hope you guys did too. In the interest of greater transparency, I'm expanding what you guys can see regarding who gets points for what. In the past, you've been privy to a list of Magic Words and how many total points the Bachelor/ettes receive in that category - but not necessarily which words, or how.
Moving on to actual Bachelor Nation News (and ALL the podcasts):
Carly + Jade had a baby photo shoot (E! Online)
RS says it's already on:
FYI, Jared and Ashley are definitely back together https://t.co/WcLd6PvkpJ
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 23, 2018
And most importantly...
Becca's filming has begun! (People)
...and Mike Fleiss likes to post sneak peeks, if you're into that.
Are podcasts filling the offseason void for you?
Here are some to binge:
Babes and Babies with Carly Bass, Jade Tolbert, and Liz Sandoz
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman (highly recommend)
The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
- March 14: Ashley + Kevin discuss their breakup, Nick throws A LOT of shade at Sean Lowe
- March 26: Bekah M, Kendall, and Robby
Bigger Talks with Eric Bigger
Help! I suck at dating with Dean Unglert
Here to Make Friends with Emma Gray and Claire Fallon (highly recommend)
Mouthing Off with Olivia Caridi (recommend)
Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe (recommend)
- Chris Harrison, part one and part two (these are long, but SO WORTH A LISTEN!)
- Trista Sutter
- Alexis Waters
Reality Steve (SPOILERS) (recommend)
Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
So Random! with Corinne Olympios
Your Favorite Thing with Wells Adams and Brandi Cyrus