If you follow me on social media you have probably seen my hashtag “GGC” which stands for “Good Girls Club”. If you know any of us you might not think were all that “good”, in reality nobody’s perfect and we’re no exception.
We are normal girls that live, love, dream, trust, fail, start-over, and most importantly we never give up on aspiring to be the best we can be. We stumbled upon like friendships on accident. We all met in various ways through different people, organizations, and careers. Just like any other relationship we all kind of fell in-love with each other over our shared experiences, chemistry and common desires.
The secret behind the “GGC” is that we nick-named ourselves this mildly obnoxious name because a few people were making fun of us. *Yes, this still happens in adulthood. It’s disappointing but reality of having mean people in the universe.* So one evening when Allison and I were out, we were told that we’re “The good girls … The debutants of Louisville. The girls that are too happy all the time.” I took offense because I don’t want to be put into a box; no one knows every detail about a person so I don’t think it’s a fair assessment to label anyone with any word. Instead of being sad about being labeled as “good girls” we spun it into something positive and fun. We’re now proud to be the “GGC” and be known for our smiles and glitter throwing personalities.
Truthfully, I’m happy because I know what it’s like to be sad. I’m hopeful because I know what it’s like to hit rock-bottom and have nothing. I love hard because I want it in return. I give because it feels amazing to help. And I write to connect with everyone and anyone. I love knowing my words touch someone’s heart and I love reading and connecting with the writers feelings. Connecting and being happy is what makes me feel complete. So if you see me smiling I hope you smile too. If you’re reading this than I hope it connects with a memory, a feeling, a dream, whatever — I just hope you can connect and relate to me.
I don’t think it’s fair for me to explain how the other girls feel about us being the “GGC” but I believe it is similar to my thoughts. And we’re really as happy as we seem and we really do love each other — this may be annoying to a pessimist but I bet it’s inspiring to the optimist reading this!
These girls are my #WCW. I feel so blessed to have these “happy girls” in my life because these “debutants” rock my world with their strengths, belief in me, their love for themselves, and their desire to live a good life full of laughter and love.
I hope you have a “GGC” crew you call friends and if you don’t you can always hang with us … Just be ready to smile and have fun. Life’s better when you’re laughing with great friends. Let the good times roll.