Cast Blog: #RHOA

Not for Me

Sheree gives us her take on the whole Love Doctor fiasco. 

 

It's been a while since I have gotten a chance to blog, so I am going to try and touch on a number of things from the previous episodes. Sorry if this gets too long!

When I first got the call about participating in the "Dancing Stars of Atlanta" charity event, I was really honored that I was considered. As you know, I am not a dancer! So once again this is me going out of my comfort zone, trying to open up and do things that I never felt comfortable doing. But this time it was for wonderful cause. It wasn't about me, it wasn't about winning or losing, it was about raising funds for Alzheimer's research. So we were all winners! We all put a lot of time, energy, and effort into being involved in something so wonderful. We were given ten one-hour lessons to learn a routine. It was tough to make all of the lessons because of my schedule, but I got through it. I had a really good dance partner in Derrick, he kept me focused. One way I tried to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association was by hosting a boot camp in the park. I reached my goal even with the girls only donating $20! It went really well. Thanks for those that came out, I really appreciate the support. 

I decided to throw a graduation party for my two youngest kids. My daughter was going into her first year of middle school, and my son was going into his first year of high school! Two very BIG milestones in my book, and a great cause for a celebration. I took the kids and their friends to Andretti's. We had a great time! I am pretty active with my kids, I love doing fun stuff together with them. They grow up so fast, and it is important to enjoy them while you can. 

The scene with Lawrence coming into my kickboxing session was hilarious. I tried to get him to work out with me before, and that was even funnier! Those who know me know that I am serious about health and fitness. That's really important to me, and I'm very passionate about working out and staying healthy. I need to be around for my kids's kids...and their kids's kids! In other words, I need to be around a few generations!

Moving right along with the fast life car race, I had absolutely no plans on racing. When I got there, Kim decided not to race, so I was talked into racing Kandi. Prior to the race, I was so nervous. I had never driven that fast before. We had two practice runs in which Kandi won. However, when it came down to the real race, (the one that mattered) I won! Kandi was not happy about that...SORRY, BOO! No re-matches!  

I grew up playing spades. Since I was young, I remember my family and friends getting together playing spades and having a wonderful time. It's a very fun and competitive game. So I decided to have a spades party and invite Dr.Tye and the girls, since he said he was such a great spades player. Boy was it an eye opener! When the girls started to say that Tye was a fraud, things started to really heat up for him and add up for me! That was when I realized what I had been suspecting was possibly true! I could never get a straight answer or an honest one about anything. While I still tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, the lies kept on coming. I knew that I deserved better. If we are only on date three, not boyfriend status, just the third date, and the lies are this big and this many...you are definitely not for me!

Meeting Tye for lunch to talk about this not working or being a good match kind of got a little out of hand! He expressed his anger at the fact that I didn't hold a conversation with his son whom I had never met! I for one don't want a man I am trying to get to know to hold a conversation with my kids! I like to make sure you are who you say you are, and that you are special enough to meet them, that I can tolerate you past next week and that you are trustworthy. The list can go on and on! There are too many crazy people in this world and my job is to try my best to protect my kids as best as I can.  

When Tye, who was visiting his kids for a few days from LA, pulled an envelope from his back pocket and claimed it was his transcript but refused to show it, I thought, "REALLY!?" Who walks around with their transcript in their back pocket! So y'all know, I was trying to grab it, but he wasn't having that! He jumped up and left me and the bill and walked down the street to wait for his ride. Bless his heart! I really do wish him the best. He just wasn't for me.

Okay, this was pretty long! I thank you guys for being patient. I'm still behind, I know, but I'm going to work on it.

Until next time.

Sheree

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Claudia: Some People Have a Vendetta

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on the group therapy session.

Bravotv.com: Did you feel like progress was made at the therapy session?
Claudia Jordan: I do and I don't. The main people that needed it were not willing participants. One took off because she couldn't deal with hearing about how her actions affected the rest of the ladies. And the other that stayed, well… she received apology after apology without ever acknowledging any of her own wrong doing. That's not right at all. How is it that the woman on the receiving end of a physical attack has apologized to her assailant on several occasions, yet she has yet to show any remorse? That's downright insane to me! At the end of the day, there are lots of situations in this group where one can claim they were "provoked," and if the response/excuse every single time was physical violence, we'd all be in jail! And the sad thing is in this particular environment I felt that everyone else there was really ready to do the work and participate. So if ever there was a time to drop the ego and do the right thing and apologize simply for the purpose of starting the healing process for the group, then that was the time. Some people are just too stubborn and refuse to humble themselves. That happens when you are babied your entire life -- you feel like you can do no wrong. The rest of the ladies (including myself) however have all apologized and taken responsibility for contributing to the discord. But just pay attention to who never apologizes and who always does. I do not think that is because one "group" has been causing all the negativity in the group. But I do think that is because some have an agenda and a vendetta, while the other group is actually trying to make things cool and move on.


But on the flip side I will say that therapy was beneficial. In that one session we did get some good guidance from Dr. Jeff, who I would like to apologize to on behalf of the group for how he was mistreated. He came to help us and was insulted, disrespected, and his professionalism was questioned, which he did not deserve. So Dr. Jeff, I am sorry for how you were mistreated. The session did just highlight that some of us are mature and able to speak respectfully to one another, even if we have an issue with them, and some just cannot stand the sight and sound of someone we have decided not to like just because. All in all we did the best we could, and everyone who stayed did seem to really want to get along. And things were definitely better at work after the session. We were cordial and friendly.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to meet with Dr. Jeff one-on-one?
CJ: I have never, ever once claimed to be perfect or without flaws. And when I say I want to really resolve things, I am not just offering lip service -- I really mean it. If there is something that I am doing wrong that is contributing to any of the strife amongst the group, then I'd like to address it and do my part to work on me. I think most of us have issues with others because of past hurts that we perhaps never really dealt with and that cause us to act out in certain ways that may bother others. I am not saying I do this necessarily, but I have no problems talking to someone to at least try to be a better person. I for sure have made my share of mistakes and have experienced a lot of pain and disappointment in my life, but I've also been extremely blessed. But at the end of the day, my intention is always to grow and learn from it all and to be a better woman today than I was yesterday. Dr. Jeff is great at what he does and was for sure an asset to the group. Thank you, Doctor!

Bravotv.com: Did you and Porsha manage to get back to a better place?
CJ: It seemed that way. But I had made the decision that regardless of whether or not she was going to continue the peace treaty, that I was going to do my part to keep it cool, polite, and cordial. And so far so good.

Again I'd like to thank the fans for all their support and love and enthusiasm for #RHOA! I was in Miami Beach and Miami Gardens with the morning show this past weekend for Jazz in the Gardens, and the love I got from all the fans of the show was next level! I was truly flattered and humbled, and I will never let any of this get to my head and change me. I'm grateful to be a part of this and for all the amazing opportunities that keep sprouting from this. I just wrapped a movie called The Hills that I have a lead role in, which will be out in the fall, as well as another film called Love is Not Enough. I'm also working on a product line (to be announced soon) and more calls have been coming in from Hollywood for more great acting roles. I also had a great time with my girls in Miami and ran into a bunch of awesome people doing their thing that love the show too! I feel so rested and at peace. I'm healthy, happy, and appreciative. #ThankYouGod

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