Cast Blog: #RHOC

Vicki: "I Have No Regrets"

Though there were many tears this episode, Vicki has no regrets about how she's living her life and who she's spending it with.

Welcome back to episode #2. I hope you all enjoyed seeing Tamra and I back to having fun together as I really missed her. I loved Hawaii as it was just the three of us, and I believe three is the maximum amount when going on a "girls" trip. More than that just causes chaos. Mine and Tamra's mission was to get Heather to loosen up a little bit, get a little "tipsy" and hopefully get her to dance on a bar top -- we didn't succeed! Ugh...

Tamra and her silly themed parties. When she told me she was having a "spooky" party I was like, "What the heck does that mean?" I'm not really into the whole Halloween theme, ghosts, monsters, dead people, mummies... so it was hard for me to dress up that way. I thought instead I'd wear a black dress and a cross! This way I'd keep all the bad things away from me. It worked!

When Tamra told us how hard it was for her to share her children 50-percent of the time with Simon, I felt so bad for her. Having the void of not having the three kids around when they are at their dad's I'm sure is huge. Since Eddie doesn't have kids, I can understand why she would consider having a baby with him so he can understand the love that a parent has towards their child. It's indescribable. It doesn't seem like Eddie wants a child right now, so it seems like Tamra should just put that aside.

When I was divorced from my children's father, I received 100-percent custody of the kids, which I loved. I couldn't imagine having them split between the two homes and only having them 50-percent of the time. I know how much her children mean to her, and I know how difficult the time that they spend apart has is so difficult on her.Meeting Shannon was great. I immediately hit it off with her and I was so pleasantly surprised at myself that I didn't feel the urge to haze her. Maybe because she was close in age with me, or the fact that we were both Aries and we both speak our minds. I was happy to hear that Shannon likes to cook, and the fact that she invited us all over for dinner I thought was amazing. So much fun!

Now...onto the therapy session with Dr. Sanders. I can't tell you how difficult this has been having my daughter and myself continue to not see eye-to-eye on some very important issues. The fact that she is moving away to OK makes me really sad because other than my "relationship" issue, we really are best friends with very little conflict. I am a firm believer that in time, things will always work itself out –- I just don't know why it's taking so long.

Going to counseling for me has really helped me be able to make choices that I WANT and not to be influenced by others.

I was bugged that Tamra said that she doesn't want me to wake up in seven to eight years and regret my decisions I am making now in my life. What I have to say to her is that... I won't. I love every day that I am making, as no decision that I have made is permanent, and I'm enjoying my life and choosing to do things MY WAY now. For 28 years I have focused on being a mother and wife and business woman. It seems now that my kids are making their choices without any concern of what I feel...so I guess it's my time to do the same.

Life is a journey... live each day as if it's your last and enjoy the ride. I have no regrets on anything I am doing. I'm having a blast and choose to think positive and hope and pray those who say they "care about me" will be happy for whatever decision I decide to make.

Thanks for watching, thanks for tuning in. I hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget to keep me in mind for all of your insurance needs. Visit my website at VickiGunvalson.com for more information.

Woo hoo!
Vicki

I love this quote:  "Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer," - Denis Waitley

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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