Evelyn Lozada is setting a good example by apologizing for her mistakes
I can't imagine what it must be like to be the star of a reality show and, in particular, one who has recently been known for her "violent outbursts". But that's the situation that Puerto Rican Evelyn Lozada is facing on her show, Basketball Wives.
After a feud with her former best friend, Jennifer Williams and throwing a bottle at cast-mate Kenya Bell during an argument, there is now a petition boycotting her on the show. It can't be easy. But Evelyn is actually doing the right thing (and setting a good example in the process) by owning up to her mistakes in a touching letter to her 7-year-old self.
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Writing a letter to your younger self can actually be very therapeutic. It's easier to open up to a more innocent version of yourself rather than to your real critics. In Evelyn's letter, she talked about how she currently feels "painfully small" in the fact of this conflict and how she "drowned out the fighting and drama" in her house as a child. She also describes the moment she realized what she was doing was wrong and how she will try to be better:
It'll take the moment when you see and hear your future step-daughters pretending to be "you" after watching you behave badly on T.V., that you'll actually feel real shame. Knowing that the self image they were imitating was the very 'image of self' you will so desperately try to escape. […]I cannot promise you perfection, Mija. I cannot say that overnight, I'm going to get it right every time. What I will promise you is that I will always remain conscious that little eyes like yours are watching me and because of that, I will try to be better.
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I think she's doing an incredibly difficult thing by acknowledging her mistakes, opening up about her life and apologizing in the process. I think that the best example any adult can set to a child is to tell them the truth and promise to do better in the future. None of us are perfect, right? But Evelyn is setting a good example by admitting where she's gone wrong and taking a proactive stance in her actions in the future.
What do you think about Evelyn Lozada's letter to her younger self, where she admits her mistakes and promises "to be better"? Do you think that parents and adults need to be able to admit when they're wrong? Share with us in the comments below!
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