Thank you for taking the ride with me this season, and welcoming the new cast members and for all of your funny and inspiring comments, emails, and tweets. I appreciate the support because when I told my real life friends I was thinking about being on a reality show they tried to stage an intervention. It was a risk, but in life we all know there is no reward without risk. And like my Grandma Millie says, “Sometimes you have to jump in scared.”
A little voice inside me said "buy the ticket, take the ride," so I did and I’m glad. I am shy by nature and private by training so it was out of character for me, but I believe these are the times where you learn the most about yourself. Sometimes you have to fly when the window is open, take the open shot, throw for the end zone, eat the little cake.
I hope you’ve learned through watching me that there is value in every life experience even if it seems counterintuitive at first. You should take chances. Sometimes you have to bet on yourself to win. I feel like a winner because I never compromised my integrity or lost my sense of humor.