why i like being the good girl

All this talk of Halloween costumes made me think of a costume I wore last year, and a post it inspired. Here is the post and picture, for your viewing pleasure...


Back during my times of Stake Young Women's camps, my ward ALWAYS received the "Goody-Two-Shoes" award. Always.

We went to bed on time, we never trashed any one else's camp, and we arrived early to every activity.

Growing up I never went toilet papering or egging. I never snuck out and I ALWAYS made curfew.

I never had a boyfriend in high school, made the honor roll and slept 9 hours every night.

Some people have said to me that because I never rebelled, I am very judgmental.

I have been called hypocritical when trying to teach someone about the love of our Savior and told that I don't understand what it's like to be hurt because my life is "perfect."

Someone once told me that I can't possibly know that I am truly happy without experiencing the 'other side' to see if I like it better over there.

But I'll tell you what, I LOVE being the good girl.

Being the good girl has given me an opportunity to be a light.

To show others the happiness that comes from righteous living. So that when people look at me and say, "Why on earth are you so happy?" I know exactly what to tell them.

When I had some rotten experiences last year with my first "enemy," people never believed the things that were said about me. Because they knew my character.

Being a good girl has let me always be in control of me. It has taught me self-discipline and intrinsic motivation. 

Being a good girl lets me see others through Christ's eyes and has placed so much into my heart, that I am consistently overflowing with love.

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Ashley Z. said...

I had that same problem too. I can be a pretty quiet person, but I'm a very honest person. And so people would always think I was stuck-up and too good for them.

LOVED this post :)

Kendra Klingler said...

and you don't ever want to go to the bad side. It's good that you didn't. I bet there were many friends of yours who looked up to you. I know I would have in high school. If I had a friend like you in high school, I would't have done some things that I shouldn't have done. But at the same time, it also helped me become the person I am today, and has helped me experience things and explain people why not to do the things. Helped me grow closer to my husband now.

Rachael @ Pretty in Pink said...

Being a light to Christ is something admirable- and honestly, those people putting you down are just jealous! I wasn't "cool" in High School, and used to think something was missing, but in time, I have realized that nothing has been missing at all!

Amanda Schroeder said...

Do you know how much I love this post? Haha. I LOVE being the good girl too. Doesn't it make you feel lots and lots better about yourself and more sure of everything? I don't know. Not being the good girl always just seems like there's something out there that's wrong..IDK if I'm even making sense. But I love this. I love love it.

Manca* said...

"...because I never rebelled, I am very judgmental." - Same here.

Well said, Brooklyn! :)
I will write you back as soon as possible. :)

Jennie Grange said...

You are a light! I always remember how kind and nice you were in tumbling :)

Michelle said...

I love, Love, LOVE this post. Not just because I'm the momsie and all of your words are music to my ears, but also because they are real, true and contain amazing personal insight! Thank you for sharing princess. You are not just good...you are the Best!


Jessica Lindstrom said...

I know everyone has their own challenges in life, whether they be big or small. I fell away from the church for a little bit after high school. Because of that, I have grown so much more in the gospel than I ever thought I could. Now..there are people like you to be there for people who need that bright and shining example. And no one should ever feel guilty for being the "good girl" :) Love your post :)

Amanda @ Mandaloves Blog said...

Wow, I can totally relate to this post.

People have always thought that I'm "stuck up", "straight edge" and "a goodietooshoes" but honestly, it's just who I am.

I don't regret that I never got drunk in high school and went wild with my friends, or snuck out of the house, smoked pot. I don't regret that I spent more time with family than I did with friends because it's just who I am...

Kelsey Eaton said...

You are so awesome!! xoxo