Stassi seems quite content with her SUR-free life, although she does acknowledge in her Bravo blog that she could have been a bit more responsible with her exit. "I'm very thankful for my time at SUR," Stassi writes. "It's a wonderful restaurant, and even though so much went down there, I still have very many fond memories of it."
"It was just my time to go," she adds. "Being a waitress isn't a career, and I think most people want to make something of themselves and move on. Yes, I did disappear for a while, but I was professional and got all my shifts taken care of — and then went in to the office and turned in my uniforms to say I wouldn't be returning."
So it sounds like Stassi wishes that she hadn't gone M.I.A. for a time there. Still, it's great that she's so happy to be moving on with her next chapter, as she continues to date NYC-based radio personality Patrick Meagher. "I'm the person I've always wanted to be when I am with him," she writes about Patrick.
Meanwhile, Stassi is no longer in touch with Scheana Marie, but Stassi says she hopes "Scheana accomplishes everything she has ever dreamed of." Stassi also writes: "Tom [Sandoval] and Ariana bring out the best in each other, and that's such a beautiful thing to see. Even though I don't speak to him anymore, it makes me happy to hear that he has found such a great love and happiness." How sweet!
Are you surprised that Stassi left SUR? And do you think we'll ever see her on future episodes of Vanderpump Rules?