We can thank Yolanda for bringing the never boring Erika Jayne/Girardi onto RHOBH so it’s no surprise that Yolanda was protective of her friend meeting the group and quickly came to her defense when some of the ladies were quick to judge:
Tonight’s show was hard to watch for different reasons than weeks past: I watched my girlfriend Erika experience what I’ve witnessed so much of over the years–having to face adversity for being who you are and for expressing yourself in an authentic way. Why do we have to explain who we are or why we do what we do? Aren’t we entitled to living our lives? Just because mine does not look like yours, there has to be something wrong?
Hearing the word “raunchy” rubbed me the wrong way. There is nothing raunchy about someone living out their passion and walking the walk they talk. Let’s not forget that someone’s “raunchy” is infusing joy into thousands of people, and through her artistry she can INSPIRE!
I saw a lot of power struggles on tonight’s show. Fear is our worst enemy, ladies, and when you find yourself having a reaction to someone else’s life because it doesn’t look like yours, dig deep and find out if perhaps that reaction is, in fact, coming from a place of desire.
Erika, keep doing you, baby. I love you!
Yolanda also gives us an update on her life and where she is as a single woman, still doing everything she can to get back to her health:
I’m still unpacking, waiting for furniture and window treatments, still settling in, though nothing during transition ever feels like it’s settling. For every box that opens, another memory rises, but it’s with all of the past that I manifest energy for a bright future. I’m determined to brew into something really good. I realize my time is now and that this is not a dress rehearsal. That said, bootstraps up and time to dive into the next chapter, which is just the beginning of Lyme Life 2.0: doing it, whatever it takes!
Much love and gratitude to all of you, whose well wishes and birthday banter has made me smile so much these days. I see it all, I read your lines…
Thoughts on Yolanda’s blog?