Wow! Last week was intense and it's only the beginning. I read all of your comments and I always appreciate your time, feedback, and, most importantly, your honesty. I have learned so much from you throughout these years and I continue to do so.
When I agreed to do my show, I knew it wouldn't be easy. I could very easily manufacture plot lines, pretend everything is perfect in my home and office, and try to create drama for entertainment. However, that isn't who I am. I do my show because I think it is important for it to actually be "reality." I think you deserve the honesty that you have given me back.
This is the first year of my marriage, my motherhood, and my success. I no longer strive for balance because it probably won't ever come. Right now I strive for quality time with my family, integrity in my career, and a good night's sleep.
Rachael Ray: What she said about balance defines my life. It probably isn't going to happen so I better just accept that. I'm so thankful to her for creating such a special experience for Julie. I was so happy to give Julie a day for herself. She deserves it and rarely takes one. This job isn't easy. Many people think they want to work for me but it isn't a party.
Us Weekly: The humor isn't lost on me that Us Weekly was nice enough to name me one of their most stylish New Yorkers. This must mean that someone else canceled. I do the best I can, but a fashionista I'm not.