Well everyone, the season is finally over and it's time for one last reflection and many thanks. This season was difficult for me at times to film and watch. Yet after reading all of your comments here and on JillZarin.com I have realized that this season has been just as important for many of you as it was for me. For the first two seasons you've watched me, for the most part, in my better moments. This season - not all perfect. But through it all we've learned together that people make mistakes. All we can do is attempt to fix them. Everyone may not end up agreeing with you, but if you are at peace with yourself, then the journey is complete and you're ready to move onto the next new and exciting chapter in your life.
I could sit here and tell you many things that happened this season that did not make it onto the shows, or that happened after the filming was over. Even as recently as the reunion filming. But to what purpose would that really serve to myself, the other ladies or you, the viewer? You can't say you are moving on and then keep going backwards. So let's enjoy the lost footage next week and and close the book on this season!
Can you believe Ally is going to college in the fall? With her gone I decided I needed to find a hobby! So I did! I have a bedding line that I have designed that will be available this fall. I have worked on it for a long time and am working on Spring 2011 right now. I would love to hear ideas from you, so please sign up for my newsletter at jillzarin.com so we can keep in touch over the summer. I'll also answer your questions to what I wore at the reunion and more!
More exciting news! Book clubs are selecting Secrets of a Jewish Mother for thier summer reading since there is so much to talk about amongst friends. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please email us and tell us what you think and if you want, one of us could call you when the book club gets together as a SURPRISE! Just email CARA at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the call. We will call and answer ONE question you have that the group comes up with from reading a chapter in the book. You must have at least six people in the room! Don't be shy - it'll be fun! We are also getting invited to speak at many JCC's and private corporate events.
Last but certainly not least, I have so many people to thank. First, Bobby and Allyson for sharing this crazy experience with me. You love me for who I am and I love you both more than words could EVER say. My parents, sister, Aunt Cookie (who calls me after everything I do) and is my biggest cheerleader. My step children, GRANDCHILDREN, cousins, aunts, neices and nephews too! Darren, who is my rock and always makes sure I am "OK." Anne Austin (makeup), Lauren Solomon (stylist), and Galina (hair) who helped me look my best when I needed it the most. Jena and the little Finn girls (you know who you are) and my entire Zarin Clan. Relationships are what matter most to me and I will continue to work on being the best mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend.
I also would to thank my cast mates for sharing four months of their lives with me. I know it wasn't always perfect, but nothing in life is. I wish you all success with each of your careers, books and businesses. May we all learn from each other and grow to be better to each other and be the best that we can be.
Next week will be the LAST episode of the season, "Lost Footage" Will I say I wish they never found it? HAH! I wish you all a healthy and happy summer and I hope you enjoyed the show!