Let me begin with an Apology for anyone I had this conversation with about correcting the term. I was wrong to correct your preferred word.
As I learn, I grow as a person. Besides as my roommate so aptly said, loosen up a bit and accept! I must admit that had me chuckling when she said it.
The difference between brave and courageous can be seen as a religious versus a metaphysical difference in discussion. Both are spiritual as both choices of words are meant in the same context depending upon someone's use of language and beliefs.
So if you ever saw my journey as brave or courageous, thank you.