21 Signs You're An Old Soul Trapped In A Millennial's Body

21 Signs You're An Old Soul Trapped In A Millennial's Body

The world needs someone to keep us all in check.

So you've been called an old soul?

Yeah, me too.

But what exactly does being an "old soul" mean?

I may not have all the answers, but I am wise beyond my years so here are a few reasons:

1. You're well beyond your years

"Wow, you're only how old? Has anyone told you how mature you are for your age?" Why yes, yes they have, typically every day, but thank you.

2. You skipped the "party stage"

Drinking, college parties, and staying up into the late hours of the night isn't your definition of a good time. You would much rather spend your days learning new things, going on adventures, or spending quality time with friends and family members.

3. You don't care about materialistic things

While most millennials are swooning over the latest fashion piece, technological advancements, or celebrity gossip, us "old souls" are looking to make memories that last a lifetime with the people we are closest too.

4. Your friends always turn to you for advice

You can't help it, you just seem to have all the right answers.

5. You're the "mom" friend

You're always checking in to make sure your friends did their homework or ate that day. You're also their biggest motivator, always there to cheer them on in whatever they do.

6. Your bedtime is 10 p.m. sharp

And if you stay up any later, you won't get your eight hours of sleep you need at night to function throughout the day.

7. You love old movies, music, and television shows

I mean have you heard Sunday Night Flashback on the country radio? It's definitely my favorite.

8. You like heartfelt, intellectual, and personal conversations

Small talk just isn't our thing, we like deep conversations about a person's past, their friends, and family, or future aspirations.

9. Sleep in until noon? No way, you have things to do today

Yes, we are those people who wake up early every morning because we don't like "wasting our day away."

10. You have strong morals and beliefs

You stand firm in what you believe in, regardless of how society changes, and you certainly don't let people sway your thoughts and opinions.

11. Stressing over deadlines or "to do" lists just isn't your thing

You really don't stress out about anything in your life because you know it will work out just fine.

12. You hate texting

You like face-to-face conversations where you can see the emotion on a person's face, not their emojis they sent through a screen.

13. You're a giver

You love volunteering and finding something to devote your time and energy too.

14. You always chose to sit at the adult table as a child

Remember those family Christmas parties where you sat at the kids' table? Yeah, I don't either.

15. You value deep relationships and won't settle for anything less

Life can be messy sometimes and you value those relationships that are not only there for you through the good times, but the hard times as well.

16. You want commitment

You aren't looking for a one night stand or a summer fling, you want a real relationship full of laughter, happiness, and love.

17. You just like the simple things in life

Like taking a bike ride, reading a book, roasting marshmallows over the campfire, or going on long drives with the windows down. It's all about the small things in life.

18. You're convinced you were born in the wrong era

Like seriously mom, why couldn't you have had me a few decades sooner?

19. You enjoy alone time

Although you love the times spent with your family and friends, you love the time with yourself doing the things you love to do just as much.

20. You are responsible and independent

And you definitely don't like being told what to do.

21. You know exactly who you are, what you want, and where you're going in life

Ever since you were a small child, you knew exactly what you wanted to do when you were older and what kind of life you wanted to have. As for me, I've said I was going to be a teacher since second grade and look at me now, I haven't swayed from my path once.

So for all of my "old soul" followers out there, keep on being yourself, the world needs someone to keep us all in check.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.



I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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