Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Five Stages of Blating

So everyone's heard of the five stages of grief, right? They're denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, if you haven't. Well, likewise to grief, there are also five stages of blating, and they are as follows.

1. Nervous excitement
You may have thoughts similar to: "I can't believe I just agreed to meet someone I only 'know' via the internet." or "I can't believe I'm going to meet one of my favorite bloggers!" Similar to the way we feel before going out on a first date, we're a little nervous but mostly excited to see what is about to happen.

2. Uncertainty
During this stage you may feel a little unsure of your decision. Thinking, "What if she's catfishing me or what if she doesn't act like I think she will?" or worse, "What if she doesn't like me and thinks I'm boring?" or even worse, "What if I come across as a total stalker?" You may have thoughts of cancelling because you'd rather keep your relationship like it is: perfect and online only.

3. True excitement
This stage usually happens during the day before and the day leading up to the blate. You are freaking pumped. You jam out to Katy Perry, Miley, and Justin Timberlake the entire way to your blate because you just can't help it. Your hair and your makeup are perfect because you want to make a good first impression and you were sure to put on deodorant (this time).
4. Pure joy
You have met your blogging soul mate! How could you ever think that you wouldn't get along with this awesome person you met via the internet?? You and her were obviously meant to be. 

Me and Ashten before hot yoga this weekend
You share stories from your past and fears about your future, and connect on, like, a whole other level. You even try to share a bed with her and her dog and feel really bad when you roll over and squish him. Or is that just me?

5. Sadness
Your blate is over and you have to go back to real life. Whether it was two days or two hours, the time went by way too fast and you hug and maybe you even tear up in the car on your way home because how is it possible to become instant best friends with someone and then just leave them for who knows how long?

Have you ever been on a blate?


Linking up with Karly Kim!

17 comments:

Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn said...

Haha! This was too funny. :)

kelsnsher said...

Sooooo.....It took me a hot minute to figure out what a "blate" was...but now I'm on board haha. Hilarious

Duh! Danae said...

So jealous of you two!

Ashten @ alwaysashten said...

This is accurate, hilarious and made me so happy. I LOVE WHEN YOU COME VISIT.

JumpingJE said...

You will put on deodorant "this time" haha :):) So many truths.

The Handey Way said...

This is awesome. I've never gone on a blate, because of #2.

Tracie Everyday said...

OMG! Speak, sista! Every time I meet with bloggers in the KC area I get all nervous and what if they don't like me? Then, I realize we are all awesome and will sparkly heart love each other. Then I get sad it's over. The end.

brooke lyn said...

forgetting deodorant is the worst. glad you didn't smell for Ashten!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I've never been but I definitely plan on it! I will make sure to wear deodorant!

Nadine Lynn said...

Those stages really do happen!!! I went on two blates last year with a group of girls in my area. I think I was a little less nervous of being catfished because there were more than just two of us. Blogging really is the best for this reason! Making real life friends :)

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

I have not! But I hope to soon! !!!!

Jamie Vespa said...

I have yet to experience the fun of going on a blate & I'm so jealous because I want to meet my favorite bloggers like.. yesterday!

Kayla MKOY said...

I could literally not agree with this ANY more!!!!! Hahah, love it! So glad you two had a fun time, though!! :)

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