Erica Gimbel

Erica explains why she couldn't wait for Chanel on the boat and says what she really thinks about Casey.

on Aug 9, 2013

It is progress not perfection.

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." -- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I want to share with you all, which I believe, throughout this season I have been clear on; I am far from perfect and have my issues. This is something I have learned and come to accept. I should never be ashamed; I must, as everyone else who relates should embrace them. I also want to emphasize that one should never judge another unless they have walked in a mile their shoes. I truly try to live by this. I have a big heart and always act and behave with the best intentions for those I love and care for. I am truly blessed to have some amazing friendships like Joey, Chanel, and Amanda and a family that always stands by my side. I am so grateful beyond words could ever explain for the love and support that I have in my life. I would like to especially thank my father for taking off time from work and for his Captain Tommy, first mate, and of course Rob for showing my friends such an amazing day.

On a different note, Ashlee and I have been close and maybe there are things regarding our friendship that are not as they seem. Times over the past year when she was sick I always there for her and vice versa. But, not everything is seen. And from my point of view it almost seems like they were completely forgotten about. However, at the winery I said things out of anger I was wrong for. I never said Ashlee's parents were “short f---s” I said they were short. Regardless of what I said it was wrong. No matter the type of friend Ashlee has been to me and how angry I was there is no excuse for that. I deeply apologize to her and parents if I offended them in anyway. Her parents and sister were always nothing but beyond warm and loving to me and I think they are great people. I wish I could take back what I said, but we all make mistakes. . .especially when we feel angry.