Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

Typical Bethenny

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

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

Fountains of Dwayne

Typical Bethenny

Julie relfects on Bethenny's negotiation skills and nearing the end of her time with Team Skinnygirl.

Hey everyone!

Sorry I didn't write last week. It has been a little crazy since moving back to Pittsburgh. Trying to find my way here and organize my life! Anyway. . .

OH MEXICO! What a great place! It was so amazing that I got to come on this trip! Watching Bryn makes me miss her a whole lot! She is just the cutest little peanut and so smart and amazing. I can't believe she is almost two years old!

Bethenny and her "hermano" -- so very typical Bethenny. She loves wheeling and dealing and it is funny to see her squirm with someone. She loves the fun of negotiating a deal! She even included me in the deal and got me a gorgeous silver and turquoise bracelet from Hermano!

RaRa is one of the kindest and most amazing people I know. She and I have created a special bond over the years. I am Bryn's godmother and will be there for the rest of her life. RaRa will also be in Bryn's life forever. We are one big family.

On to paddle boarding: If you notice, I am nowhere to be found. This is because I wiped out, with the board attached to me and washed up on shore. I skinned my knee and couldn't bear to go back out in the waves. It was pretty funny. Too bad everyone else was to focused to watch!

Bethenny's Birthday Dinner: What a difference a year makes! I was so happy that we were doing something so small and low key. It was emotional for me, giving Bethenny the milestone book, but I was so happy she loved it! I am always reminding her of just how far she has come, so when I leave, I want her to be able to remember all of the small things!

So when Jason dropped the bomb about apartment, I was feeling stressed, but then relieved because I realized. . .I was not really going to be a part of it. It is weird to come to that conclusion though. . .

And now off to another boat. I have no idea why I let anyone get on this boat. I felt somewhat responsible because I said it would all work out before I got on. You can hear me cursing and freaking out as the waves hit us. I am thinking of Bryn the whole time as the boat hit the side of the big boat. It was very scary, but after we got Bryn to shore, I was OK to venture back out.

Jason and I have a unique relationship. He knows exactly what my job entails and he is always there for me to talk things out with. I can always count on him. He says I am like a sister to him -- and he is for sure like a brother to me. On the boat it was one of those times, because I got to give him advice. I think he and Bethenny can work together, but they need to make a decision as a couple.

Even though the boat experience ended up OK. MY NUMBER ONE ADVICE to Jackie after I leave is NO MORE BOATS!!!!!!

It's getting to the end - --- see you next week!

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