First, I want to thank all of you who have shown much love and support. It means a lot to me. The numerous positive e-mails I receive is just awesome. I love, love, love positive people! Check out my MySpace at www.myspace.com/ShereeWhitfield and look at my post regarding the people I would like to meet! If I can inspire someone, anyone to believe in themselves, to dream big and not to limit themselves, then I have done a great service. Can I please everyone? NO! And boy oh boy am I NOT trying to. If I tried, there would be very little time for my children and myself!
For those of you who choose to judge me or comment with negative, nasty, ridiculous comments, "I pray for you!" Who are you to cast judgment on me or anyone else ... NOT YOUR JOB! It's fascinating to me how well you guys think you know me. When in fact, you have only viewed approximately 35-45 minutes of my life. The show has chosen to focus on the most provocative aspects of what went on during months of taping. I'm sure if you had cameras follow you for months, there would be aspects of your personality that wouldn't cast you in the most favorable light either. As of now, only one facet of my personality is being shown. Hey, it is what it is! Am I this way 24 hours a day? NO. I'm like a diamond -- I'm multi-faceted. There are many sides to me, which again as of now are unknown to the viewers. I am loving, driven, compassionate, fun, real, and loyal. I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a businesswoman as well as a friend, who also bleeds when she's cut. If my confidence is mistaken for arrogance, then that is unfortunate. As a woman and African American, the only way I have gotten as far as I have is because I have not let others define me. Like my girl Jill Scott said "I'm living my life like it's golden."
If my self confidence and self assurance upset some people, there's really nothing I can do about it. I feel too many women today have either lost themselves in someone or something and therefore are clueless upon their self worth. It's taken time, many mistakes and broken hearts for me and now I am on my way. If you can't love yourself first, then you cannot love anyone else? On my kids, I am a loving mother of three and have never claimed to be anything else. I am extremely active in my kids' lives. Always have been, always will be. My kids are great. They are smart, well-mannered, respectful, fun, loving, creative, athletic, and talented kids with great morals and values. Maybe there wasn't enough time in the show to highlight that aspect of our lives, thus far. But hopefully they will.