Crazy Read 2018 – #2 Braving the Wilderness


Book Title:   Braving the Wilderness

Author:         Brene Brown

Length:         163 pages

Score:            8/10

What I Loved

The following passage summed up this book for me and made me want to continue reading!!!

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made it your mission.

Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal.

True belonging and self worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild hearts against constant evaluation, especially our own.

No one belongs here more than you”

Later on in the book, the author talks about trusting others and self trust and it was amazing to see this checklist written out.




Vault Integrity



“True Belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”

The following phrases were big for me.

“this is who I am”

“this is where I am from”

“this is my mess”

“this is what it means to belong to myself”

I have personally struggled with this in my life. An embarrassment of my past and where I came from as I never felt like I fit in with my past and my background. Read my story here.

This part of the book made me stop and think.


I rumbled on this for quite awhile and in the end could actually embrace my past and appreciate it.

What I Didn’t Love

I had a hard time getting into this book, but once I was in, it was good. When I read that the book was supposed to help me connect with people I was really excited! However, I didn’t honestly feel this from the book. I think that is why I had a hard time connecting with it. I was focused on a specific result!!

Who I Would Recommend It To

Everyone! This book will make you think. It will make you look inside yourself to figure out some crap – that is a good thing.

Would I Read It Again

Yes. Books/people/thoughts in life that intimidate me are the best ones for me so this book will get added to the top of my list for next year.

Check Out This Book Yourself