Dance Moms Rundown: Judgement Day Approaches

Dance Moms is officially back! I have anticipated this premiere for a while now, especially where so much happened at Nationals. If you aren’t caught up on the hit TV show and don’t want any spoilers, STOP READING, but do come back and give your feedback once you’re up to date!

Here’s my personaltop 3 thoughts from this last episode:

1. Why is Yolanda still there?

She is so annoying! And this episode just proved that it’s not going to stop. Honestly, I have nothing against her daughter Elliana who I think is a fantastic dancer, but this bitch needs to go. There’s all different types of dance and stage moms, and her type is not meant for entertainment, just annoyance.

2. Abby is getting weirder by the minute.

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I’m sure it is just the clock ticking on when she has to go to jail, but she’s getting crazier and crazier, and not necessarily in a good way. She’s doing the “walk of shame” during her breaks at the studio, and being weirder than any other human being would be about that.

3. How the hell did the mini duet beat the teen duet?

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Both dances were fine, that’s it, just fine. The mini duet was a hot mess for me personally. The teen duet was so technical and had so much more fluidity and maturity. I thought for sure it was a shoe in. Instead, we have to go through another week of listening to the mini moms bitch back and forth. I would have much rather watched Jill and Ashlee go at it. Their fights would have been a lot more entertaining that’s for sure.

As for the future of Dance Moms, I’m excited. I feel that this season is going to have a bit of a slow start, but you can tell they’re going to eventually hit a breaking point when Abby goes to jail, and the future of the ALDC remains to be seen. What am I most looking forward to? Chloe and Christi coming back for sure. I’m not sure when they come back, but I will be on the edge of my seat until then. I mean, how could you not miss Christi’s snarky one-liners?

You Don’t Have to Love Him Just Because He Loves You

“I love you” came out of his mouth within the first month of our relationship, and I feel like I should have known my feelings for him then, but I didn’t. It took me a year and a half to figure it out. If I think about it, I knew in the back of my mind what I wanted, but I couldn’t admit it to myself.

We live in a society where as soon as he says those three strong words, that’s it. Your fate is sealed. In a way, you’re almost forced to say it back whether you feel the same way or not. I fell for it. A lot of us do. It took a long time for me to figure out that it was okay to not feel the same way.

The highs I had with my former boyfriend reached new altitudes that I hadn’t reached before. In those moments, I convinced myself I did love him because I was so happy and I was having so much fun and he made me feel so different. Then, I realized that love isn’t just based off of those highs. When you are flat out in love with a person, you have to love them through the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

Our relationship was serious. He talked about the future he saw with us together. He dreamt of marrying me, and so I did the same. I thought that’s what I wanted. I told myself that I should settle, because there may not be anyone else out there for me. If I ran, this could be it.

He gave 120% into our relationship maybe for one day, every two weeks. The other days were maybe 25%, maybe 50%. After a while of him rarely giving his full effort into our relationship, I had to come to terms that I could no longer put on this facade that I loved him. I had to come clean and tell him the truth, and that scared the hell out of me.

My advice to anyone out there who may feel the same way I did, is to do it sooner rather than later. Not just for you, but for him. It saves him a load of hurt. It allows him to move on faster. It makes things a lot less complicated. As for you who is going through it, admitting the truth not just to him but to yourself instead of hiding behind a web of lies has a deeper feeling than I could ever describe. I thought I was happy before, but now I feel happy and free. Before, I must have been chained down, I felt heavy, and as if I could only breathe a certain way. Admitting my true feelings has made me feel lighter than I could have ever felt. I feel stronger and more confident, like I’ve gained back control to my life.

Just because a guy loves you, doesn’t mean that you have to feel the same way. He may be nice and he may treat you well, and he may even make you feel beautiful, but you aren’t a terrible person for not feeling the same way. Don’t be afraid of not loving them, just embrace being a woman. It will give you this knew sense of power you didn’t know you had.

New Obsession: Big Little Lies

So, yesterday was a lazy day for me for sure. After going through gruesome workouts for the last four days, I treated myself to a day off. I had my best friend over, and we decided to begin watching Big Little Lies. Little did we know, we could watch the whole series in one sitting, and let me tell you, that was the best seven hours of my life. Here is five reasons why.

  1. The casting is phenomenal. One show with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley? Sign me up!

2. The entire first season is based around a murder, and who doesn’t love a good juicy mystery like that?

3. Reese Witherspoon’s character Madeline is one feisty and spunky woman with possibly some of the best one-liners I’ve heard in a while.

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4. Madeline’s daughter is just as sassy as her mother, and I loved every bit of it.

5. The last episode, although it ties up all the loose ends, it will still leave you wanting more.

This series is seriously a must watch. There is only one season with seven episodes, so it isn’t too intimidating to start. Let me know how you guys felt about the series, your likes, dislikes, any thoughts. From what I hear, they are working on writing a season 2 but nothing is set in stone. I’m excited to see what the future holds for the incredible TV show on HBO.

 

Hometowns More Broken Than Ever

I know the Bachelorette was Monday so it is a little late, but Hometowns has always been one of my most favorite and anticipated episode of the whole show, as it is for many. This  episode, Rachel has four left for those who may not know, Eric, Bryan, Peter, and Dean. I’ll take you through a run down of each hometown.

  1. Eric

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Eric continues to grow on me. I was not a fan at first whatsoever. His dialect still kind of bugs me, but I’m from the Midwest so I can’t help but point it out. I felt as if he’s matured while he has been on the show more than anyone. He grew up in Baltimore which he took Rachel through, and he explained to her how exposed he was to the tough city with all of the crime and drugs at such a young age. I can’t help but admire him for becoming the guy he is, especially in the rough hometown he grew up with, especially with little guidance. This was technically the first time he had ever brought a girl home as well, and may I just say, he did it with ease. Overall, I felt a lot of growth coming from Eric. He still isn’t my favorite, but I do appreciate him being there.

2. Bryan

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Bryan’s mom scared the heck out of me. Rachel handled the one-on-one chat with his mother with such ease, which is just another way she is just flat out amazing. If it was me, after being threatened by his mother, I would have feared for my life. Rachel has always been worried if Bryan was too good to be true, and his mom did hint that he had been with a lot of girls in the past. It does kind of make me wonder if he goes head over heels in love so quickly so often, but at the same time I’m still absolutely in love with the thought of Rachel and Bryan together. He was the only one that full out professed his love to her, and I could just tell that she low key wanted to say the same back. I am Team Bryan all the way.

3.  Peter

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Peter’s hometown in Wisconsin was exactly what it has been like with him all season…fine. Just, fine. There wasn’t really anything special, it was just kind of there. I like Peter, and if he were to be given the final rose, I wouldn’t throw a tantrum over it, but he’s just kind of blah to me. The fact that he may not be ready to propose to her concerns me. We all know that Rachel has already announced that she’s engaged, but she hasn’t said who yet. If it is Peter, I am worried that he may get second thoughts midway through their engagement because he wasn’t ready. I am just throwing that thought out there.

4. Dean

I hate to say that I saw it coming. He came into this show so young, and that’s the guy I would truly question if he was ready to get married and have kids right away like Rachel wants. Rachel is a lawyer, and she has her life together and she knows exactly what she wants. She’s on this whole other level, and I was not sure if Dean was going to be able to handle such things. For his hometown though, I felt so bad. I wished that the show didn’t force him into that situation. Not everyone comes from a well put together family. My heart hurt so bad for Dean.

The Result

I was not surprised by Dean going home at all. What I will say though is that if Rachel didn’t want Dean, I would gladly take him because he is the most gorgeous man I have seen in a while. That smile has my heart.

Anyways, I am looking forward to Fantasy Suites. They always cause a slight bit of drama that I look forward to them unveiling. It will truly be interesting, that’s for sure.

Cheers! To New Beginnings…

 

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I am so excited to begin this new adventure that I never really thought about going on. I have always loved to write about a million different subjects. If I look back and think about it, I started to develop my passion for writing back in fifth grade when I wrote my first short story titled “My Life as a Shoe.” My mom probably has it still sitting around somewhere in our storage closets, but I’m sure there was a lot of substance to that story, no sarcasm hinted whatsoever. Writing, I think, is therapeutic for me. As soon as I write something down, whether it is something silly, a story, a memory, or an opinion on some TV show I watched or a book I read, I feel as if I can breathe again. There’s a sense of relief that washes over me. Anyways, I plan on this blog being about all of the crazy and insane thoughts that roam through my head as life passes me by. I watch a lot of TV and listen to a lot of music, so I predict a lot of episode reviews and run downs and my opinions about those. I predict me writing about what goes on in my life, which may be boring to some, but maybe someone somewhere out there feels the exact same way. Someone out there can possibly relate. The only thing that is more therapeutic than writing out my feelings and putting it out there, is having someone understand them. I guess I can’t really predict the future. No one can, so I’m just along for the ride which I’m sure you are too. So allow this blog to be a getaway from your life as I welcome you to mine. It’s not all that interesting and maybe it’s not for you, but this may be just what someone needs. Sit back, relax, take a deep breath, calm down, and allow yourself to wind down and take a break from the world.