Nina Dobrev is saying goodbye to “The Vampire Diaries” after six years and she sounds a little wistful about leaving the CW series.

“I’ve loved working on this show,” she told Self magazine. “It’s been such a crazy, awesome adventure and I’ve been surrounded by so many people who I consider family. I know this is a new exciting step in the right direction for me, but it’s going to be so strange not to be with them.”

The 26-year-old actress has strong ideas on what her final scenes look like: “It’s important for me that it be epic and powerful. I feel like I’m a completely different person than I was and I’ve grown so much. It’s been a big part of my life, and I want it to be beautiful. I want it to end well.”

And Dobrev is planning on chilling out after that with a cross-country road trip with friends.

“There are no hotel reservations, no real plans. Just six people, three vehicles, two in each car,” she explained to Self, in-stands May 26.

The Bulgarian born actress who grew up in Canada doesn’t sound worried about tackling new roles.

“I’m ready to put up that fight again. I’m excited to put up that fight.”