06/02/2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
After Sunday's finale
on MTV, Lauren Conrad
is officially over The Hills
, and she says she's ready to move on to "some interesting new projects."
In a post on her Celebrity MySpace
page, Conrad says watching Monday's finale was "bittersweet."
"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," she says. "While putting my personal relationships and struggles on television wasn't always easy, the support I received from made such a difference."
Conrad also thanks her fans for watching and for helping her "accomplish so many aspirations." As for those new projects, which may include her first novel
, Conrad says, "I will keep you all updated."
And what does she know about the upcoming season of The Hills
, which now stars her Laguna Beach rival Kristin Cavallari
Says LC: "From what I've heard the next season will not disappoint."Tell us: Will you miss Lauren on The Hills? What should she do next? Will Kristin stir up as much drama?