So something happened yesterday, something crucial to the creation of this blog (hashtag first post). For the first time ever in my 21 years of living, someone told me I am an old soul (if you’re here at my blog called ‘Old Soul, Young Spirit’ you may see why this is crucial). My roommates and I were each trying to decide the next movie we were going to go watch on Netflix, and amidst all of the comedy and rom-com options being thrown around (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good rom-com), I decided it was a Shawshank Redemption kind of night for me. To which my roommate replied, “Aw, what a good one! You have such an old soul.” To which I didn’t know how to respond…
I had always wondered about the concept of an old soul, and wondered if I was indeed an old soul or if I was just a tad bit lame. I mean what kind of 21 year old would rather sit on the couch watching a Fixer Upper marathon on HGTV with a glass of wine than set foot within 100 yards of a club. (Some days I actually find myself believing that Chip and Jo are my friends. One time I actually responded out loud to something Joanna said. Not proud of it, but not not proud of it ya know?) Anyways, I have always kind of felt a bit lame when I am around other people my age because I find myself not understanding things they do, like going to dirty clubs and wasting time hanging out with not nice people, just to name a few. I spent a lot of time doing the exact things I didn’t understand because my friends were doing them and I didn’t want to be the one who always wanted to stay behind. Thank god I got over that.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like to do anything. I love to do a lot of things. The more I get to know myself, which I have a done a lot of during my time studying abroad, the more I am able to pinpoint the things I genuinely like, and filter out things I tried to make myself like for the sake of trying to be like other people my age.
I live for sitting on the beach quietly, growing things in a garden makes me feel accomplished, I watch a lot of HGTV, I collect inspirational quotes and pieces of wise advice in my mind, I care about my skin, and I love French press coffee. Old Soul. I get a natural high from being at any country music concert, 2 of my favorite people are Rachel Green and Carrie Bradshaw, margaritas are my friends, I’m an online shopaholic, I’m genuinely proud of my closet and makeup collection, I have a tattoo and am not opposed to getting another, and I have a huge list of places I am itching to travel to. Young Spirit. I like to think I have struck a nice balance between the two.
Life is too short to be doing anything other than the things you really, truly want to be doing. I really wanted to create a space to unload my mind, and I truly want to share with you guys my favorite things to do and see and create. That’s why I built this blog. I can’t wait to start sharing my passions and tidbits of my life with you guys, and if you want to know a few more specifics about me, check out my About Me page. For now I’ll leave you guys with this:
“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
Until next time,