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The Reality Pool

Vicki reflects on this season and thanks you for your comments -- good and bad.

By Vicki Gunvalson

Tonight is the second part of the reunion show, which we filmed back in June. It is brutal. You will see what I mean when you watch it tonight.

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Total drama aside, I've been blessed to be on the show for seven great years. I have always said it is because of all of you that I am still here. We have had good times and bad times. We have had some totally fun times -- and even some sad times. All of you know how important my family and friends are to me. What you may not know, or maybe I haven't said to you before, is how important all of you are to me.

You all are -- each and every one of you and I am still learning about you, and even myself. I wasn't born into a show business family so I didn't have any frame of reference to reflect on -- or even a business model to consider. I just dove in this reality pool and started to swim. The instant reward was I found all of you. I have become a different person, I think, because of your love.

Not everything has been easy. There are still many uncertainties, for example, Facebook and Twitter. Just recently, I heard Oprah reveal how she felt when she read her Facebook page and Twitter -- to actually see some of the negative responses she has had. Negative comments can be learning tools but they can also be cruel if personal. I have had both negative and loving comments. While some are hard to read, I know that you wanted me to hear what you had to say. Did I say some are hard to read? Oh yes, but I read them and I hear all of you.

As the show dims the lights for Season 7, this is the time I actually look forward to the most, as I may have the opportunity to see some you in person. I will be out on the road with my personal appearances where I talk about financial planning and the importance of insurance in people's lives. I am also looking forward to expanding Wine By Wives, and offering some fun, inspirational T-shirts on my Facebook page. Why don't you check it out at my Vicki Gunvalson Facebook page.

So back to all of you -- I wish you a happy and safe rest of the summer. I will always be here for you as you have been there for me. Let me hear from you. I may have to put my sunglasses on to read your comments, but that's OK. I will read them, and I will still let you know I am grateful for your love and support.

Until I see you in person, I absolutely will keep you in my heart and thoughts. When you are facing some of your own drama, if anyone ever tells you to be quiet and don't make a scene, I hope you will think of my advice and me: Make a scene, then yell, "Bring it on!"

Woo Hoo.



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