How gut-wrenching was that reunion? One of my tweeters said "where do you girls get the intestinal fortitude," and it does take that! I felt the feelings that flew around the room, and I wanted to stay neutral, but I had to stay true to my own feelings as well.
If I am going to develop real friendships with Jill and Kelly, I sincerely think I have to say what and how I feel. What I can only hope is that they know I do it with no malice at all.
I am very self-conscience about seeing myself on television but I do feel people relate to me so it's worth it. If I can share something that is helpful, enlightening, make someone laugh, and maybe even make someone laugh at themselves, then I am happy. At least at this point! I have really mixed feelings about the show, but I have picked my poison and took it, and now I will see where it takes me. I say that with gratitude.
Whatever defenses Kelly had up during the reunion, I like and agree with what she said at the end. She said she grew. Besides, I also liked her switching the words to describe us from aggressive to assertive. So maybe I was right in the beginning. Real Housewives of NYC is the best of the franchise because we EVOLVE!
I loved the way LuAnn opened her heart and felt secure enough to share at the appropriate time her feelings about her divorce. I think she was right to wait. It is her business what she does in her marriage and it is her decision when to share.
I enjoyed my peaceful, but short time with Ramona, Alex, and Bethenny in St. John and look forward to more good times together celebrating life, love, health, beauty, glamour, and drama!
How has the show changed my life? I feel like a cat on a hot tin roof.
As for being lumped into "teams," only Kelly tends to do that and she apologized at the Reunion. She did not mean to do that. This is why I say she makes sweeping generalizations. So she does eat processed food and candy, and drink ON OCCASION. I was glad she clarified that for everyone's sake.
There was some debate over Alex's nude photos and Kelly's Playboy shoot. My take? Nude is nude. Everyone is entitled to love their body just the way it is. Art is art. Everyone is entitled to show it the way they want. Everyone else is entitled to their opinion. Even Jill! Tee hee. "Spread eagle!"
First I thank to my castmates for being so welcoming. I also want to say thanks to everyone who supported me and the other castmates on the The Real Housewives of NYC