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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe's Blogs About a Tough Call: 'It Really Did Kill Me'

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The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe's Blogs About a Tough Call: 'It Really Did Kill Me'

Originally posted 06/10/2015 07:00AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

These cliffhangers are really giving me some good material to work with for the beginning of my blogs!

Let's sum things up. I quit Clint. Clint quit JJ. The romance and the bromance are officially over. Short-lived, I know. There were just too many red flags with Clint. He was great on our one-on-one date but terrible in a group setting. And I really need a guy who can hang and be social in big groups of people. Clint definitely struggled with that. And no one except for JJ had nice things to say about him. Oh, how awkward was that when JJ asked Clint for an apology?! That was so uncomfortable! And then they almost got into a fight! I had heard through the grapevine that they almost came to blows, but I had no idea it was that close! Way too much testosterone. Toodeloo, Clint. At least we'll always have that drawing of Chris Harrison riding a triceratops!

Just like I didn't see Clint and JJ almost coming to blows, I don't always see or hear about everything that happens in the Bachelor mansion. Sometimes all I had to go with was my gut and my heart. Sometimes I was right. Sometimes I was wrong. When it came to Kupah and Clint, I was dead-on. But it really was a tough job trying to figure out which relationships needed more time and which relationships already had all the time they deserved. And that night it felt like all the relationships needed more time, especially after the Clint drama took up most of the night. So I took it upon myself to cancel the rose ceremony and bring all of the guys to New York City. Yeah, I broke the rules. It won't be the last time. Stay tuned for more rule-breaking later this season!

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Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Blog: Houston

Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Blog: Houston

Originally posted 06/09/2015 01:00AM

Kacy Catanzaro is competing for a third season on American Ninja Warrior. She made history last season by becoming the first female competitor to reach the top of the 14-ft. warped wall and also became the first and only woman to earn a spot to the Las Vegas finals by completing a city finals course.

Failure can be defined by lack of success. But is it necessarily a bad thing? Life tells us you can learn from failure and can make you stronger if you don't let it tear you down.

American Ninja Warrior 5 in Venice Beach was my first season competing on the show, and I made it to the fifth obstacle, which is right before the warped wall. I knew no woman had completed a qualifying course before and was so close to accomplishing my goal. Even though I failed to complete the course, I used that failure to fuel my training for the next season.

With the guidance of Brent Steffensen, I stepped up my training for season 6 and hit the jackpot in the Dallas qualifiers. I was the first woman in American Ninja Warrior history to defeat the 14-foot warped wall and finish a qualifying course. I was on top of the world and soon reached another huge goal when I finished the City Finals course as well, which was also the first for a woman. The feeling of completing those courses was indescribable elation. What others thought was impossible, I now knew was doable.

Failure. Success. Failure. Success. Failure.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs About the Bachelorette Bromance: 'It's Crazy How Much I Didn't See'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe Blogs About the Bachelorette Bromance: 'It's Crazy How Much I Didn't See'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 07:35AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

Kupah ... ohhhhh, Kupah. Well that escalated quickly!

Before we dive in, let me start off with a tip, if I may, for any guys out there reading my blog: When a woman says the connection is gone, don't tell her how hot she is. A connection is more than someone's appearance. Kupah was going down fast, and I think he knew it. I'm not entirely sure what Kupah was getting at (you'll have to ask him for clarity), but I hadn't been the one ignoring him; he'd been the one ignoring me! If you recall, he'd spent our entire date ignoring me! And let's not forget that it was only the second week, and I was struggling to juggle 19 relationships. Oh, and he was clearly more interested in Britt. (There's that.) That, Kupah, is really why you probably didn't feel a connection.

After the altercation with him in front of the house, I didn't feel the need to continue the cocktail party. Kupah had ruined not only my mood but also the mood of the entire party. Altogether it was an emotional night, and I just wanted it to be over. The rose ceremony was difficult to get through and deciding to send home Cory was not an easy choice. I actually had a really tough time with that decision because I felt all the things I wanted to feel with Cory, but something in my gut was telling me he wasn't my husband, and I didn't want to keep him from his daughter if I had any doubt. He is such a sweetheart, and I really thought in that moment, "How the hell am I going to do this every week? It's only the second week, and I am already so sad to say goodbye. Uh-oh."

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Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Blog: Kansas City

Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Blog: Kansas City

Originally posted 06/01/2015 10:05PM

Kacy Catanzaro is competing for a third season on American Ninja Warrior. She made history last season by becoming the first female competitor to reach the top of the 14-ft. warped wall and also became the first and only woman to earn a spot to the Las Vegas finals by completing a city finals course.

American Ninja Warrior defines the word "obstacle" as something that interferes with progress. Ah, such as in life as well.

The obstacles that make up this Kansas City qualifying course are very physically demanding while obstacles in life can be more emotionally challenging. No matter. We all learn that it's not the obstacles that define us but, rather, how we navigate them and go forward. What Ninja does is put those obstacles right in front of us where we can see them and then challenges us to figure out how to move past them.

There are plenty of obstacles that can interfere in our everyday lives. Some are physical, like an injury, disability or illness. Other are more difficult to define, such as family or work pressure, stress, fear, failure and so much more. Everyone approaches these differently, and all at their own pace. Some may need help from others, while others might want to tackle them solo.

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Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Premiere Blog: Starting the Season with a Showstopper

UpdatePosted 05/26/2015 08:40AM

Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Premiere Blog: Starting the Season with a Showstopper

Originally posted 05/26/2015 01:00AM

Kacy Catanzaro is competing for a third season on American Ninja Warrior. She made history last season by becoming the first female competitor to reach the top of the 14-ft. warped wall and also became the first and only woman to earn a spot to the Las Vegas finals by completing a city finals course.

ANW is back for its seventh season and is bigger than ever. With more than 10 times the amount of submissions as last year, you will see a lot of new talent showing up to prove themselves on the course. Rookies who have been eagerly waiting will finally get their shot at the course and give the veterans a run for their money.

Three of the six obstacles that make up this Venice Beach qualifying course are brand new. One new obstacle that proved to be a showstopper for many Ninjas was the Hourglass Drop. A lot of competitors had trouble with this touchy trampoline transition.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: The Date Moment That Was 'My Worst Nightmare'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: The Date Moment That Was 'My Worst Nightmare'

Originally posted 05/26/2015 07:10AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

Waking up that next morning as the Bachelorette was a surreal feeling. There was so much happening that first night, I think it was still taking its time to sink in. I mean, it's not every day you wake up in a beautiful house with Chris Harrison knocking at your door. But I will admit, I was so relieved to see him. There was a lot to process, and having him there to help talk me through it was much needed.

I couldn't believe that in just one night connections had already begun to develop. And there I sat, lucky enough to be the Bachelorette and eagerly awaiting my first week of dates. In the back of my mind, I had to wonder, Which of these guys voted for Britt and who voted for me? And how was Britt doing? But I couldn't allow those thoughts to take over. I had a great group of guys ready to kick these dates off with, and that's where my focus needed to be.

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RHONJ Star Amber Marchese's Breast Cancer Has Not Spread: 'I Am Very Blessed'

RHONJ Star Amber Marchese's Breast Cancer Has Not Spread: 'I Am Very Blessed'

Originally posted 05/22/2015 09:00PM

Starting next week, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese will share her journey about her second battle with cancer with a new PEOPLE blog. "I am excited to be able to have PEOPLE.com as my platform to bring everyone on my journey with me," she says. "I don't know how or why this happened again, but I have to turn it into an opportunity to raise awareness not just about breast cancer, but about self-detection, treatment options, the importance of faith, a positive attitude, and the overall health of our bodies. I am hoping to educate and inspire others in their fight. I was blessed to find it a second time."

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Finale Blog: A Victor Who 'Fought Back Against Overwhelming Odds'

Survivor

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Finale Blog: A Victor Who 'Fought Back Against Overwhelming Odds'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 10:10PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"When I start working hard on something, my whole body and soul just goes into it, with every ounce of me. … And that's what winners do. Winners keep fighting. Champions keep persevering." –Bobby Jon Drinkard, Survivor: Palau

I'm filing this dispatch to PEOPLE mere moments before I learn if I'm about to be cast on Survivor: Second Chances. Whether or not I end up being selected – I want to thank all of you who have voted for me over the past few weeks. The outpouring of support I've received has truly touched me, and I am incredibly grateful.

Now on to Wednesday's finale: Spoilers ahead.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: 'The Power Was Back in My Hands'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: 'The Power Was Back in My Hands'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 02:10PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! I can finally say that I, Kaitlyn Bristowe, am the Bachelorette. What a whirlwind. When Chris Harrison told me the news, of course I was excited. But the first thing that came to mind was, 'How is Britt?' I wanted to run to her and give her a huge hug and make sure she was okay. Britt is a strong woman, so I knew she would handle it well, but that's just not something anyone would want to go through. It was without a doubt the strangest mix of emotions all at once.

I did feel guilty being excited because I knew someone's feelings were hurt. But I was grateful, eager and relieved. As the excitement took over, I was sooo stoked I got to call my mom! I knew how happy she would be for me and that my whole family was probably anxious. I had just been through such a roller coaster of a night, there were so many conversations and emotions happening, I couldn't comprehend doing another cocktail party and then having my first rose ceremony. It was the longest and the best night of my life.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'Going Home Was Not an Option'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'Going Home Was Not an Option'

Originally posted 05/19/2015 12:50PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn hopes to begin her own journey to love as the next Bachelorette.

Well … if you would have told this edgy little gal a year ago that I would be writing a blog for PEOPLE as one of two Bachelorettes duking it out against each other for love, I would have done my fat-man laugh. I would think you were nuts, but here I am!

When I was approached with the idea of two Bachelorettes, I was definitely not jumping for joy. It was more like, pouting for hours. I thought about it for days. Why would I do this to myself? And then I realized the world I was living in. It's 2015, people are swiping and linking on Tinder, meeting online and dating on TV. So I thought to myself: Kaitlyn, this is just an incredible opportunity to meet a man you could spend the rest of your life with. Clearly whatever I've been doing in the real world isn't reeling in the best caliber of men. I had to know there could be light at the end of the tunnel. Or maybe I should say love at the end of the tunnel! There is it, ladies and gentlemen, my first cheesy line of the blog. But I mean it!

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