It's been an amazing, beautiful, dramatic, traumatic, educated, and enlightening three years. I've made some friends, made more enemies, lost a few on the way and gained some more. I've learned to respect myself, accept my faults, and learn to never doubt myself or my skills. I've learned to embrace my strength, have grown wiser, and become more courageous than ever before. Most importantly, I've learned to live in my truth - to be free and love the woman I'm becoming. Here's to a FABULOUS three years of Ortensia, and to many more years to come!

Vive la Reine!