Rodolfo arrives from one of his many trips. He always likes to act like a clown, but I must admit that he had a valid point -- I have always been a people pleaser and I have tried to go out of my way to be nice to everyone. I need to realize that people will love you or hate you just because. I need to not let it affect me and just be true to myself. I am so grateful for the wonderful friends that I have, and as for those who just want to criticize or bring negative energy, well, then they can turn around and leave the same way they came in. I have maintained some of my closest friendships for more than 25 years, and I also have made some amazing new ones recently. This must mean I am doing something right. Doesn't it?
Now we arrive at the Hearts and Stars Gala. It's so nice to see such a wonderful turnout. Everyone looks so elegant, but don't let looks deceive you. Once again, some of these "ladies" can only think of being mean. Does Ana have anything else going on in her life? I wonder, because it seems as if the only thing that she can talk about is me and Rodolfo. She loves using the air quotes when referring to our relationship, but where exactly is her supposed boyfriend? It seems like she is the one who is the "eager beaver," as she calls it.