updated 03/15/2014 AT 10:30 PM ET
•originally published 03/15/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
Juan Pablo Galavis, former pro soccer player, single father and star of this season’s The Bachelor, blogged for PEOPLE.com each week about the ladies, the dates and the difficult decisions he faced. You can follow Juan Pablo on Twitter on Twitter and on Instagram @JuanPaGalavis.
My bachelor adventure comes to an end, but now I’m thrilled and so grateful that real life – and the real journey of Nikki, me and our life together – really begins.
As my experience ended, I finally sat down for a second to analyze how everything started and how everything ended. I decided to take the chance to be The Bachelor, even though it was something that I had never thought I would do because I had never seen the show before. I had only watched 20 minutes of one and I thought, “This is so cheesy,” but I decided to give it a shot on The Bachelorette.
My experience on The Bachelorette was great. I met great guys, enjoyed filming, met a nice woman, but in week six I was sent home because Des was not feeling it with me. Was it the end of the world? No. I knew I could have gone home any time or maybe be the one chosen.