updated 07/29/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/29/2014 AT 7:45 AM ET
Andi Dorfman is the Bachelorette! After a dramatic exit from Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, the former assistant district attorney, who lives in Atlanta, has been searching for love once again on ABC’s hit franchise. And on Monday night’s season finale, she found it: with former pro baseball player Josh Murray. Andi, 27, has been blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the men, the dates and the difficult decisions she’s made on her road to romance. Here is her final entry. You can also follow Andi on Twitter.
Wow, what an incredible season! I can’t even put into words how grateful and truly blessed I feel to have gotten the opportunity to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
This journey was definitely filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns, tears and smiles – but when I look back on this season, I am overwhelmed with pure happiness. I had the pleasure of meeting 25 outstanding men who came from different places and different backgrounds and who have all touched my life. I traveled to some of the most beautiful places in the world, met legends and got to dance (if you can call it dancing) to beautiful songs.
Most of all, out of everything, I found something that no destination, no concert, no castle or palace can hold a candle to: love. I came on this journey looking for great love, and I left finding the greatest love of all.
To my producer Peter, I will never be able to put into words the impact you have had on my life. You were my rock in this journey. I could not have done it without you. You are an amazing producer, but even more, you are an amazing person.
To my family, thank you for your unwavering support, love and encouragement over the past year. To the fans, it is 100 percent because of you that a normal girl from Georgia gets plucked out of everyday life and gets to live a fairy tale. You make this show possible season after season.