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Hi I'm Brooke

I live and breathe music. I overcame mental illness.

About Me

As a child, I grew up in a world where everyone seemed to see differently than me. While I saw all the flaws in reality- choosing to create an imaginary one rather than live in imperfection- everyone else was perfectly happy in confusion and normality. In High School, the struggles of reality forced their way into my life. It was then that i realized music was the one thing that existed both in reality and my perfect world. Growing up with depression, general anxiety disorder (including OCD), and a mood disorder doesn't exactly leave room for happiness. These disorders may not be severe mental illness or even uncommon, but it still leaves an empty darkness. I lived much of my life thinking that no one understood, and they never really would. I started to write music to let the songs sing of what only THEY could feel the way i did. Music made people understand. Symphonies play in my head through all my struggles and successes, allowing me to deeply love and understand people. Now i can relate to anyone i meet. I feel God's love for them in the music i write. Since the day i turned 18, i have faced abuse, homelessness, and complete rejection. Through it all, i saw pain. Yes, i felt hurt. But it didn't matter because I also saw the miracles that come with faith in my Savior. Being a light to the world requires a leap into the darkness. It is only when He catches you in the unknown that you can learn He is your Savior. With trust in Him, we can overcome even the deepest dark.

Why I am a Mormon

My Heavenly Father and I have a personal relationship. I talk to Him every day in my prayers and He talks to me too. He talks to me through other people and His scriptures. I know the Book of Mormon to be the words of my Father in Heaven. I know the words of the prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be spoken by the direction of a Father i am familiar with. That is why i believe this church is true.

How I live my faith

I have been president in every age level of my youth groups growing up. Today, i just do all i can to be friends with anyone who needs it. I have been everything from babysitter to devoted servant of someone in need. I also write inspirational songs and stories.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a collection of stories about and testimonies of the descendants of Lehi, who became to people of the Americas. It is another witness of Jesus Christ. These people were taught of Christ, and had prophets much like in the Old Testament. I love it because it completes the parts of the Bible that are a little bit confusing or may have been translated a little bit differently than intended from the original language. It is easier for me to understand and it teaches of the same principles. At the end of the book, Moroni writes for you to pray to know that if the words in it are true. When i did so, i learned of God in a way i never had before. I knew that Christ was my savior and the Book of Mormon was true. Show more Show less