Recently, I’ve been told to “grow up” by someone who is a little bitter with me.
Since I care about this person, I held back saying “take a good look at your life and then mine”.
Naturally, I was little hurt by this statement so my anxiety asked around for justification.
The most common answer I received was, “If anything, you’re a little TOO mature for your age”.
My man was one of them. He used it as an excuse to tell me to loosen up a little sometimes.
To put it into perspective, I’ve always had an old soul.
I’ve held a permanent job since the age of 14 and worked full time since I was 17.
I’ve lived on my own and mostly took care of myself since the age of 19.
I’ve completely supported myself financially since the age of 19 and never asked for help.
I paid (and still am paying) my own way through school without any loans.
I also made a quick transition from being a single, independent girl to a family woman and a mother.
How much more growing up would someone like me to do at the age of 26?? Seriously?!
While I’m proud of all I accomplished by this age, that statement helped open my eyes.
I do need to stop worrying every day, sometimes spend money for no reason, and just have fun!
But, by no means, do I ever want to stop having an old soul.
Ladies and gentlemen, Jax is here to defend us “too mature for our age” people. Your welcome!
Ten reasons why it's OK to have an old soul.
1. You rely on yourself.
It's a reassuring feeling to know that, no matter what, you will always be ok alone.
2. You quickly weed out your true friends.
You don’t have time or energy to try and make a friendship with someone who isn’t genuine.
3. You make financial stability a priority.
Whether it’s scoring a good job or working 5 at once, you do what you need to do to make ends meet.
4. You won’t settle in a relationship.
Be proud that your man/woman is there because you want them to, not because you need them to.
5. You know the value of a good credit score.
It could take years to fix a damaged credit score. You know this and you manage it.
6. You know the importance of controlling your temper.
While the crazy person is in your face yelling, you (usually) keep your cool.
7. You think before acting.
An old soul will take time to ponder a big decision. We will also take time to consider our words.
8. You admit your mistakes and try to learn from them.
It’s hard to admit one’s faults. Be proud that you not only acknowledge them but you try to fix them.
9. You know when it’s OK to brown nose.
People who call you a suck up are just mad that you that you’re a manager’s new favorite!
10. You know when and where to use electronics
Us old souls will sit at a table enjoying real conversation while others are browse through Instagram.
Is being named an old soul a compliment or an insult? Why?