𐄁 CHAPTER ONE 𐄁
( THE STRUGGLE)
Hi I'm Brooke,
Guess you're wondering who I am and why I'm so awesome? Let me assure you I wasn't always this awesome. Life was always a struggle for me. Physically and mentally. I started my fight for survival at a very young age so I guess you could say i'm a natural born fighter. Deep breath in, exhale. Inhale, exhale, breathe. It's okay...breathe. BREATHE. Those words echoed with me my entire life. Growing up I was in a constant battle with my lungs and my immune system. I was born with Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (Underdeveloped Lungs). The hospital became my second home. I'd go to sleep in my bed and wake up inside a hospital hooked up to machines, doctor on one side of the bed holding a oxygen mask to my face and mom on the other side of the bed saying, It's okay...breathe. BREATHE.
𐄁 CHAPTER TWO 𐄁
As I got older I got stronger, my lungs got stronger. I got so sick of being told no or that I couldn't do something due to my health issues. So I did what every kid does. I rebelled. Hard. My motto became "no one can tell me what to do." or " Watch me". Believe me when I say that I still live by that motto. I started pushing myself. Learning about myself. It wasn't all glamorous either. There were careless times, dark times, ugly times. The type of times that make you question who you are and what you're doing with your life. I always knew it would be okay one day. I always had faith. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. If it wasn't for those times I don't think I would have ever sat down and asked myself what it was that I wanted out of life. What I wanted to stand for. What I wanted to accomplish. Who I wanted to be. That's around the time I started spending more time outside. Developed my appreciation of the outdoors and mother nature.
I started spending a lot of time alone, again. I started making huge adjustments to my life. I cut people off without explanation because they served no purpose in my life other then destruction. I started learning about myself, my values and beliefs. I started getting a strong sense of who I wanted to be. I repaired my relationships. I went back to school for graphic design while starting a mens jewelry business as a side hustle. I guess you would say that's where my appreciation for gemstones and crystals began.
𐄁 CHAPTER THREE 𐄁
( THE RISING)
Fast forward six years. What did I learn? I learned I wanted to influence people, I
wanted to motivate people and inspire people. As someone who could have let excuses chew her up and eat her alive, I decided to fight, and I wanted to inspire people to do the same with their life. Instead of staying caged up I chose to break free. I want to inspire people to be an outlaw of their own mind. To search for their heart, search for their soul and encourage them to find their calling and RAGE. Whatever you're struggling with you are not alone.
Break the mold.
Everything is going to be okay, just BREATHE.
That's my story and i'm sticking to it.