updated 01/21/2014 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/21/2014 AT 10:30 AM ET
Juan Pablo Galavis, former pro soccer player, single father and star of this season’s The Bachelor, is blogging for PEOPLE.com each week about the ladies, the dates and the difficult decisions he faces. This week he also addresses his controversial comments about the idea of a gay Bachelor. Since those remarks, Galavis has apologized and agreed to meet with GLAAD members as well as LGBT Latinos and their families. You can also follow Juan on Twitter @JuanPaGalavis.
It was a little hard to start writing after all that has happened during the past few days. I thank you for coming and reading my blog …
My apology was not enough, so I guess time and my actions will let people know who I really am and my thoughts about how much I respect gay people.
On the show, at least, this was my favorite week.
It started with my one-on-one date with Cassandra. I wanted to make sure early on whether I felt she could be a potential partner, because obviously I don’t want to waste her time away from her son.
The date started at the beach, jumping in a water car and enjoying a ride around town. She had no idea the car was a water car. We drove a bit, and then I faked that I was going to stop in front of the beach, but I pressed the gas until we got into the water. She was scared, but soon she figured it out. We cruised to a yacht and had a great time lying in the sun and talking.