By 39, I’d had two relationships with men a lot older than I was.
And although I’m done with the category of 10 to 25 years age difference, I do wonder why I got into them in the first place.
Further, when I look at my platonic friendships, I realize some of my loveliest, closest friendships are with people with a significant age gap. Yet, I have not once felt it awkward or even noticed the age gap during our interactions and travels together or even when we are simply hanging out. That got me thinking a bit.
Also, both of those men did “compliment” me that I am an old soul. At that time I didn’t even know what that meant. Well, I don’t know if that was a part of their retention strategy, but I did find some truth to it.
So, when I saw this video and the 10 indicators to ascertain if I’m an old soul indeed, it was spookily accurate. Accurate to the point that they describe habits and actions and the way of being that are my life. It almost felt they had taken me as their test subject for their presentation.
I felt understood, I felt I wasn’t an anomaly among the “normal” people, and it explained a lot of my habits and traits.
Be prepared to be wowed if you identify with being an old soul or are suspicious that you might be one: