Lauren's Final Farewell: Leaving The Hills Is 'Bittersweet'

Although Lauren Conrad doesn't regret walking away from The Hills, she wants fans to know it wasn't an easy decision.

"It was a bittersweet night for me," Lauren blogged the day after the Hills season finale aired. "A part of me is sad to say goodbye to something that has been such a prominent part of my life, but I know that it was time and I am very happy with my decision. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has watched and supported me over the years."

"While putting my personal relationships and struggles on television wasn't always easy," she continued, "the support I received from people made such a difference. Because of all of you, I was able to accomplish so many aspirations and for that I am very grateful. So, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! I have some interesting projects in the works and I will keep you all updated."

So how does LC feel about leaving the show in Kristin Cavallari's hands? "From what I've heard," she wrote, "the next season will not disappoint." Based on what we've seen so far, we'll have to second that notion.