Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

In the Thick of It

Unbelievable

Follow Your Heart

Blow-Up

The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard

SkinnyBunnies

Senioritis

The Balloony Bin

Typical Bethenny

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Left Field

Agita All Around

Something's Gotta Give

Big Shoes to Fill

The End of an Era

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Plake

A Straight Shooter

The Power of the Press

Baby Fish Mouth

California Dreamin'

Buckle Up

The Dressing Suite

Like No Other

The Spy Who Skated With Me

I Fly Above

The Bond Is Strong

No More Boats

Land, Ho!

A Fever Pitch

All that Drama

Laundry Day

Sea of Love

Chock-full of Nuts

Addicted to Laughter

Stop and Realize

In the Thick of It

Bethenny thanks her fans for the support, and swears she's just like them.

First of all, thank you so much for watching my show and sharing with me the joys, the stresses, and the ups and downs of life. I'm so proud of my work, my family, my show, and I am especially proud of my fans. You support me, you stick with me throughout this journey, and you have taught me a lot about you and about myself.

Marriage is a beautiful gift and probably the greatest decision I've ever made so far. I feel like I have a partner, team mate, friend, and someone always there for me and to always to be there for.That said, they say the first year is the toughest. That combined with a career that exploded, a new baby, and the filming of a television show can make things kind of crazy. This season, I really let you into exactly what that first year is all about.

This season tells the story of marriage, religion, in-laws, turning 40, trying to be a good wife, mother, and how to manage a business that just keeps growing.

It will make you laugh and cry but most of all, it is relatable. Ultimately, the nuts and bolts of my life are really no different than yours. There is a little more makeup, a few cameras, the occasional glitzy event, and lots of action but most of all; I'm home with my family doing exactly what you're doing in your house.

Episode 1 is the weekend in Hazleton. Jason comes from a small town, the only place he's ever lived in his life besides New York. In that and every way, we are exact opposites.

I love the Hoppy's. They are the sweetest, most genuine people who raised my husband to be the beautiful man he is. As you know, I don't come from a close knit family, and I'm not used to bring with my parents all the time. If Jason's parents had their way, we'd live with them. It was difficult for us to find a balance and me to not feel like the bad guy. I'm still working on it. It is a process. They are wonderful people and parents, and I want them in Bryn's life. I also want Jason and I to also have our own family and intimate experiences that we experience alone.

As I mention in my next book, the key is "coming together" and making sacrifices for your partner because the sum is greater than its parts. Each of us has to adjust to the other's unfamiliar lifestyle because it makes our family stronger.

We will get there.

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.

xo,
Julie