Portland, Maine Photographer :: Old Soul

Day 25-  Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)

As most of you know, this is my first year of teaching after graduating in May of 2012 with my Bachelor’s Degree in secondary science. I asked my mentor teacher a few months ago, who was part of the interview process, what it was about me during the interview that made me stand out from the others – because I didn’t think I did very well!

She told me that I took my time, my answers were genuine, and I had an old soul.

That’s not the first time that someone’s told me I have an old soul, but for whatever reason, that was the first time I actually believed it. I think a lot of it comes from the experiences I have had, growing up with parents who are deaf, and working with children and adults who have disabilities.

Growing up with parents who are deaf taught me a lot about responsibility, and how to take care of others, at a very early age. I wouldn’t trade my experiences growing up for all the money in the world. It taught me so much about who I am, and I truly believe that single handedly contributed to why people say I’m an old soul.

I’ll never forget this, because I think it’s something that a lot of people in my generation don’t necessarily have. I’m not sure what it is about me, exactly, that makes people think I have an old soul, but I’m so glad I have it! It’s sort of comforting, and I hope that I pass on my old soul to my children.

I know there’s a lot more I could say about this, but I’ll leave it at that.

This has sparked a desire in me to do a blog series about what it was like growing up with parents who are deaf! There are SO many stories that could make you bust a gut laughing, I’m sure.


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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

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