This is probably one of the hardest things I have had to write, and I have honestly rewritten these couple paragraphs about a hundred times. Many of you have been asking, and have been emailing me about BRAVE the non-profit organization that I started at the beginning of August. I am still in awe of how within two hours of posting the website the number of people who messaged me in complete support of it. I am so thankful for that.
When I first started BRAVE I was completely sold out for it, and sometimes I literally couldn’t sleep at night because I was so excited for the impact that could potentially make within young girls lives, and the new friendships that were going to come from it. Honestly I probably annoyed everyone around me with the constant chatter about it. It was/is still completely neat how everything worked out, and the positive feedback I received back.
Please understand while reading this that BRAVE was very important to me, and is still important to me. I really wanted to take time to explain the current status of the organizations for those that have been curious. Many of you know that I spent a summer in Michigan, and I can honestly say it was one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. If you have ever been to summer camp then you have heard of the “spiritual high” meaning when you are completely on fire for God, but then when you come back to reality and messy life situations occur, you slowly fade back into your old habits. I realize that posting this may come with some judgment, but in my complete honesty with you all, I have not made the best choices for my life that represent BRAVE as an organization. I truly want to be the best leader and role model for BRAVE that I know I can be, and at this point in my life I am not able to do so. BUT I can tell you that I am working towards that, and I have learned that these painful growing points can’t be rushed. Saying this, I have decided to postpone the event for BRAVE. I’m not sure when or how long it may be, but I do know that BRAVE is something that will absolutely happen in the future, and I truly mean that with everything in my heart. If there are any questions I would be more than happy to answer them. Love always –Brooke