This season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht has been eye-opening for Natasha De Bourg. The chef is opening up about how watching Season 2 of the series has changed the way she sees herself and how she will use her learnings moving forward.
Natasha got introspective in a post on Instagram on April 21. "Self-reflection is something that should be done periodically. As I look back on myself on the show, I saw the necessity to change [a lot] of my behaviour and also expectations," Natasha wrote. "Sometimes it's good to step back from oneself and view yourself from an outsider's view and if you don't like what you see, you simply change it."
She went on to share some of the ways she hopes to improve in the future. "It's not ok to be mean or angry with persons, it's not ok to be a bitch because I can. I've learned a lot of things about myself and some of my behaviour was disappointing, I don't take correction easily and I was very defensive," Natasha said. "While my past may have been the trigger for my responses, it didn't make it ok to respond in that manner so I just want to apologize to all that I have offended in my life, knowingly or unknowingly."
Natasha ended the post by sharing that her journey is a work in progress. "I am learning and growing [every day]," she shared. "I'm also learning that it's not fair to judge myself so harshly so I'm giving myself space to improve, love myself more and be better everyday."
The chef showed how much she has already grown during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on April 19 (clip above). Natasha retracted some of her previous statements about chief stew Daisy Kelliher and shared how enlightening this season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht has been. "So I'm seeing more of the show now. I'm stepping back from myself and looking at myself," she told Andy Cohen. "I think I'm a bit much, I'm a bit sassy, but I think it's good to reflect on who you are and change that, so I think I appreciate seeing that."
Natasha added that her Below Deck Sailing Yacht experience has helped her re-examine moments from her past as well. "I don't think it's just on the show. I think in life, I am very defensive, and that's because of my upbringing. And nobody could have changed it. My dad, my friends, my family," she shared. "But it took Bravo for me to actually see myself and want to change that defensiveness, because it's not nice all the time."
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