Brooke Marie

Cook. Explore. Eat. Repeat

Being “Young” and “Old” All at Once

One thing I’ve realized even since I was a kid is that I don’t really like the same things as people my age. I grew up a little quicker than everyone else because of the fact that I’ve been working since I was in diapers. When other teenagers were making up dance routines with their friends, I was off buying cigarettes. I was a bit of a rebel.

That rebellion has turned into a love for all things DIY.

I love to cook, garden, and write, and I have even tried my hand at knitting. Although I quickly shift from one activity to the next, because my young mind is forever getting bored, getting drunk and going to clubs got boring even quicker than everything else.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to drink, and I love to party… but I enjoy more cerebral, hands on things instead.

“Having an Old Soul”

Although I wouldn’t really consider myself as having an old soul, I just don’t see any other description that is suitable. I’m still young at heart but I want to engage in things that are a little more poignant than what Beyonce wore on the red carpet last night. I want to engage in economic troubles, and have conversations about political upset… I want to be good at things I can pass onto my children and that the people around me can enjoy: For example…COOKING!

But sadly there aren’t many people my age who care about these things.

The upside to having this hunger for something beyond the superficial world of Hollywood, consumerism and shallow things means that I can relate with people who are older, and far wiser than I am.

I’m Not Naive

I don’t consider myself “wise” in the least. Although I do have wisdom in regards to certain things and certain experiences, I am still so young, and I have a lot of things to learn. I believe the first step to learning is the desire for knowledge. I’m just happy that I can remember that I’m young and I have a lot to experience, but still know that knowledge is power and I want to be a part of it.

You’re Never Too Young

Another thing to remember is that you are never too young for anything. Although our parents and friends can give us advice especially if they are older than us, we are still capable of making decision on our own. Part of growing up is making mistakes and learning from these mistakes. If we never leapt into something because we were told we were “too young” or “too inexperienced” to make that decision, we may miss out on tons of learning experiences.

“You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.”

My point of all of this rambling is basically this…you can be young and have fun while still caring about things beyond getting wasted and what KimYe bought their child.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re

“too young”

“too naive”



You’re the only one who can make decisions and conclusions about your life, so stand up for yourself no matter how young or old you are.

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