. . . being brave does not mean being unafraid. It . . . means being afraid and doing it anyway.1
One of the most common fears young people face early in their lives is trying something new. The uncertainty and apprehension of failure can be crippling. And if it’s not overcome as a child, it can haunt someone throughout life. One person who’s earned some valuable wisdom struggling to fInd courage is Kerri WhitfIeld.
Two years after her family’s move, Kerri was still feeling a bit like the new kid in town. She’d made a few friends but still didn’t know that many other twelve-year-olds. Watching one of her girlfriends play on a softball team that summer, Kerri sat in the bleachers and secretly wished she was ...