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Lovin' Life, No. 10
Happy Diva's Day! That has a nice ring to it. I hope all of you have been doing well. I just got home from being on our South American tour (which I will get to shortly), for 17 days! To say I am beyond tired is an understatement! I have tomorrow to rest, and then it's back on a plane for an appearance in Louisville Friday night. Can we say lots of laundry to do before then????!!!! Once again, I received a lot of repeat questions, so I am going to answer them in blog format. I hope you enjoy. Keep the questions coming! Remember faith, heart & soul -- it can get you wherever you want to go! Love you all…
On Chuck ... Thank you all for your concern about how Chuck has been treating me. As I told him, I am finished with him. He has completely lost it. (And I'm beginning to think that he never did have "it" in the first place.) I will tell you this; I promise, and I never break a promise, that he will not hurt me. Plus, if he wants to keep messing with me, he better remember that two can play that game!
Divas/Superstars … A lot of you asked me who my favorite Divas/Superstars (past or present) are, who I would choose to be stuck on a deserted island with, if there is anyone I never liked, etc. So, I thought it'd be fun to figure out who I really would want on a deserted island with me. Let's see…
Torrie Wilson -- Simply put, she is one of my dearest and best friends. She is one of the most genuine, honest, funny, kind, caring people I have ever met -- truly beautiful on the inside and out!
Queen Sharmell -- Though she plays a bad girl on TV, she is also one of my best friends. She is so intelligent, witty, and trustworthy. The list goes on.
Victoria -- Yes, I know. She is crazy! But crazy could come in handy on a deserted island. Plus, let me tell you, that girl is a one-woman show.
Tommy Dreamer -- Two words: Pure entertainment.
Finlay -- What can I say? He loves to fight! Not only does he love to fight, but he's pretty darn good at it as well.
South American Tour … This was the first time we went to South America, and I can't wait to go back! To the fans -- you were absolutely amazing. I don't know that I have ever had more fun performing than we did in front of you guys. You are all so loyal, dedicated, crazy (in a good way), energetic and respectful. So with that, I say thanks. It's not often we get anytime off when we are overseas. However, this tour we did have a couple of hours to spare on the day of our Ecuador show, which I totally took advantage of. Some of you complimented on the pictures you saw on WWE.com! I, along with a few others, went to a nearby volcano. We took a sky lift to the top of the mountain, which ended up putting us at 14,000 feet above elevation ... WHOA -- the air got real thin, real quick! The volcano wasn't active, but it was a beautiful sight. Finlay, Hornswoggle and I climbed/hiked in some places we probably shouldn't have been hiking, but it sure was worth it! All in all, it was absolutely breathtaking. We were so high up that airplanes were actually flying below us! Crazy, huh?
In the ring & the women's gold … To all of you who asked if I want to become the Women's Champion, my answer is YES, YES, and YES! That is my ultimate goal that I do plan on accomplishing one day … hopefully sooner rather than later. No, I'm not afraid of The Glamazon, Beth Phoenix. Is she a great competitor? Yes! Is she talented in the ring? Yes! Do I think I can defend her given the chance! Heck yes! The journey I've been on the past three years has been nothing short of amazing. From the Diva Search, to training at Deep South, to being hospitalized twice (seven days the first time, 15 days and near death the last), to two broken ribs, a broken sternum, broken xiphoid process and many bumps and bruises, I will not give up until ALL of my goals are achieved. (Which does include wearing that pretty title around my waist.) I have faith, heart & soul … it's gotten me this far, and I know that it can take me wherever I want to go.
Private lives and public criticism … This is a tough one to hit on, and I just hope you all respect me for being honest and open with what I'm about to say. So many people continue to ask what it's like being in the spotlight, to have people say so many negative things about you, write things on the Internet that aren't always true and continue to judge you without having ever even met you. I think I can speak for a lot of the Superstars/Divas on this one. It's tough and a lot of times it's a no-win situation for us. Ninety-nine percent of the time, we try to stop what we are doing (whether it be running to catch a flight, trying to have dinner with a friend, shopping with family, working out, etc.) to sign an autograph, snap a picture -- whatever it is our fans want. After all, it is you guys who make our work fun and rewarding.
Now, that other one percent of the time … there are times when we have been flying for 17 hours straight, on the road anywhere from three to 18 days, already signed autographs for 20 minutes and/or taken pictures with a few people while eating dinner. It's so hard to say no, and I apologize if I have ever given the wrong impression to any of my fans. I guess what I really want to say is that I hope you guys understand if any of the Superstars have ever not been able to spend the time with you that you may have wanted. I love you all so much and have the utmost respect for the support you give us. As for the negative stuff, it's simple to me. My grandma always said, "Honey, you can't focus on the negative, you have to stay focused on the positive." It's just that easy. Be true to yourself and eventually others will see you for who you are as well.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I think I'm about to take a nap now! It's much needed and long overdue. As always, thanks for the compliments about my in-ring improvement, the encouragement you continue to give and the blessings you all have bestowed on me. I promise, "My heart shall not fear!" I will continue to have faith to fight the good fight, heart to believe and soul to search within! Going for the gold … but goodnight for now! Love you all!
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