Head First

Bethenny shares what it was like to live her life on TV, and why she did it for the fans.

What a strange trip this has been. When agreeing to do my own television show, I thought it would be difficult to fill an hour with just me. I knew it would be funny and inappropriate and honest, but I had no idea what an emotional challenge and roller coaster it would be.

You see, this was my first time as a mom, my first year of marriage, my first year of real business success, and my first year airing all of this on television.

As I do with everything, I dove in head first because I know you guys. You are honest and daring, and you deserve and expect the whole truth and nothing but from me. Well, that was difficult. I could almost say it was excruciating.

I took on too much. I had challenges in my new family dynamic and was adjusting to that. And I experienced it all with cameras in my home and entire life and, of course, with you.

I'm so proud of this show. It represents everything that I do, and in my career. I do it all for you as much, if not more, than for my family.

The finale episode was so emotional. I was surrounded by those that I love in my personal life and those that I love in my professional life -- you the fans. It really moved me.

To see the journey that I've taken from Season 1 of The Real Housewives of New York City, when I had no money in the bank and no romantic prospects, yet knowing that I could make something out of my life, was really intense.

I really did work so hard and, for someone who isn't religious, I had so much intense passion and faith knowing that something great was possible. I'm so happy that you got to see every single stage of it since five seasons ago because I aired this all to show you that anything is possible.

I'm proud of my family, my staff, of Shed Media (my production company), of Bravo, and of you for believing in a show simply about life -- no unnecessary drama, no meanness, cattiness, and no guilt. I'm proud of a show that you can feel good about watching.

Rest assured there will be a Season 3. We start filming soon and will be back before you know it.

I love you. XO

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Follow Your Heart

Julie reflects on her journey with Bethenny and where it will lead her next.

Everyone -- this was a pretty intense episode. I wanted to thank all of you for the positive thoughts and support throughout this whole journey. Working for Bethenny and creating an unbreakable bond with her family truly changed and molded me as a person, and has allowed me to take the next step of my life with confidence. You have all helped build Bethenny's empire and your constant support has allowed her to take the next step -- her talk show. Although I am not directly working for Bethenny anymore, I am supporting from a distance and keep very close to her and her family.

For those of you who have asked, I am extremely happy and living in my hometown of Pittsburgh since January. I recently got a job in PR and marketing and am looking forward to the next steps of my life. This experience has taught me many things, but the most important thing is to follow your heart and be thankful for everything that you have in life.


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