Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I have had numerous people call me an "old soul."

I guess I shouldn't be very surprised that I am different from most people my age. I always have been. I always gravitated towards older people because of their maturity. I had the hardest time getting along with people my age. I thought they were morons for the most part.

When people meet me they think I am so centered and so not what a twenty-seven year old should be. When I try to explain that I've already been there, done that they tend to not believe me. This usually prompts me to begin listing some of the crazy things I did when I was very young. Such as:

  • hanging out in bars at 12
  • attending frat parties at 14
  • the tattoo at 16
  • being led through an airport in shackles and chains at 17
  • the drinking (Oh Lord, the drinking!)
You can't even imagine the shock on people's faces when I start telling them all of the things I did before my 18th birthday.

I've done it all and I did it way before anyone else at my age. Maybe that's why I'm not like the stereotypical Gen-Yer--I'm a few stages beyond them. I don't know if this is because I'm an "old soul." But, I sure don't mind thinking of myself this way.


Stealth said...

I could have totally written this post! (Except I have yet to get a tattoo) I get that old soul stuff, too. Yet I act like I'm in college... weird.

Jennifer said...

I can still get pretty crazy especially when you add alcohol. I'm kinda like the Blake Shelton song:

"He was sittin' at the bar, sippin' on a regular Coke
We were drinkin' and smokin' and makin' him the butt of our jokes
We all said, "Man, what happened to you? Why can't you just have a few?"
He said, "I would if I could, but it's probably best that I don't."

Cause the more I drink, the more I drink
Yeah, I'm the world's greatest lover and a dancin' machine
I get loud, I get proud....and it gets worse
Well if I have one, I'll have thirteen
Naw, there ain't no in-between
Cause, the more I drink, the more I drink."

Well, except for the dancing part.