One of the coolest parts about blogging, especially travel blogging, is being able to look back at your own writing & experiences. Recently, I’ve been trying to clean up my old posts to make a more cohesive MissBassmaster. In doing so I’ve stumbled upon some awesome posts. Damnnnnnnnnnnnn Katie, round of applause! I keep trying to remember where I was writing, what I was thinking & how I was really feeling. I must have done a good job of conveying my emotion at the time because re reading particular posts brings me right back to the same feelings I had.
At the time I remember genuinely believing no one reads blogs so I was writing to the air – but I’m glad I did!
For anyone new to MissBassmaster, or looking for a good trip down memory lane, here are a few of my personal favs:
Ha! What you’ll do when you have no money & nowhere to be. This particular post was still in the beginning stages of Dubai when I had major self esteem issues, hense the drama. I remember it like it was yesterday… Feeling so proud to have a head full of grease and smelling like a frying pan. Aww.
I’m Here. Hi. Is probably my shortest post but it’s the sweetest. I can tell the hard times are finally behind me & I was myself again, reading this simple post put a huge smile on my face. I finally made it! And BOOM It’s My Birthday? Ummmm hello happiness, good to see you again!
Because this is freaking hilarious. I will forever remember this cleanse & my conversations w/Wafiq during this time. Since doing the cleanse & writing those posts I’ve heard a tooooooooon of negativity towards juice cleanses & restricting diets. I would like to take this opportunity to make it clear – I was doing the cleanse as an experiment. I didn’t know if it was good, bad, or ugly – I was bored & wanted to see if a cleanse like this was survivable, shoot me.
Awwwww finally learning to defend Dubai. This is one of my favorites because it’s so true to Dubai!! I always say, I’m totally open to talking negatively about Dubai or really anywhere else in the world, as long as you know what you’re saying. Facts & education, or I might as well be talking to a fucking wall. If you want to answer some questions about life in Dubai, or the Middle East – read this.
I never write posts like this anymore! Truly one of a kind – a story on MissBassmaster. How hilarious are my fellow American’s in Dubai, and I remember working so hard at portraying each character in the pictures. HA!
I forgot how hard this was – culture shock in general was super heavy for me. And it took almost a full year to get over it. Only NOW am I comfortable talking and explaining Dubai to people. That took forever! This post was written so perfectly to reflect my feelings. Anyone struggled with culture shock? I wasn’t ready…
EEEEEEEE!! That’s my trip down memory lane! I haven’t gone through ALL my old posts, those are the ones that stuck out & I found to be a good read going back. If you really pay attention you’ll see my ups and downs were a little roller coaster-y. Any other bloggers notice that in their writing? I’m going to try to maintain a more “up” feeling going forward, jeeeeez Katie.
I know I always say it, but I’m so so so super grateful for where I am now 🙂