I picked up my settlement check… i.e., pretty much a reimbursement of my legal fees. I’m super grateful to my lawyer Steve Dyki and Russo and Toner for making the impossible, well possible. It never occurred to me for one second when I was reading this strange, cryptic 112 page complaint that I would somehow end up with one of the top firms in New York in my corner.

It never occurred to me that I would actually fight this, survive this and  come out on the other side . This shit felt like it was never gonna end.

The bad news is the public apology that I really needed to heal and move on probably ain’t coming. That really sucks. Can I chase him down for it? Sure, but every minute I spend doing that is a minute I am not focusing on something more positive and productive. And I am so done with this.. so let’s just take a moment and call a spade a spade. I’m going to have to find that peace on my own. I’m not %100 there yet, but I’m working on it.


I won’t dwell on it too much, but I will say this… since I know Chuck’s friends follow my social media…(*waves, I’m actually kind of flattered you guys!*).

Owning up to mistakes and apologizing for them publicly is the ultimate sign of strength. Regardless of past mistakes, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf and make things right.

On the flipside, backing out of agreements is the lamest thing ever. Lamey McLamerson. I can’t bring myself to be polite about this or act like it doesn’t matter. It matters.

A public apology could have been the catalyst to make me want to stop writing this blog and move on to something more pleasant… like “Collette Sings the 80’s”. Now I feel like the blog is just getting started. 11,000 views and readers from 80 countries? Not a bad warmup. Since my public apology won’t be coming, I’ll write about the private one later.

It is never, ever too late to make this right. To be honest, I think The Supreme Court of Riverhead owes me an apology also.

Onward and Upward.