Reader Interactions


  1. Kauri says

    I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Your writing is always so beautiful just like you and I love your quotes. The more I get to know you, the more I admire you.

    • LauraJ says

      Aww thank you Kauri! That means so much. I’m becoming a bit of a quote expert, as I now use them on every post.

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    This was an amazing post. Thank you for giving us a chance to get to know you.

    I can’t imagine why someone would stray from you. Insanity must be the reason. Sharp wit and sarcasm – love it.
    Love your taste in music too. I was born on the 8th, so I adore that number as well.

    This post is so much fun. Perhaps, I will write one.

    Thanks for sharing it. (And as for all the men who must be chasing after lovely lady like you, GIVE THEM HELL). Get everything you expect of life. Be happy. Be well.

    Sorry, for the long comment. Lonely Author often goes on and on when he talks in third person.

  3. Brittney Ross says

    I absolutely loved getting to know you a little better! I think it’s awesome that your first pet was a chinchilla! And I have always considered myself to be an old soul too! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Brittney! I do not remember choosing him but I remember the pet shop which was oddly enough inside an actual town centre next to these clothing stores.
      It is nice to know that there are other old souls out there. 🙂

  4. hoiyinli says

    Yes!! Pain really does make for good writing. Probably part of the reason why I like watching a melodrama at times or reading crazy novels.
    Deep conversations are always worthy of my time. 🙂 I’m a 90s kid and don’t profess to know too much about old Hollywood or music prior to the 80s but I can say it was definitely a better era and classier. I can’t stand small-talk so half the time, I won’t even try to initiate it.
    Sometimes I actually find myself having better chats with older people as in people not from my generation. I don’t know what it is but it’s always a more cultivated chat.

    • LauraJ says

      I am terrible at small-talk! I hate when I walk my dog in the morning and end up being forced to speak to other dog walkers. I end up standing there just mumbling.
      I think our generation is really stereotyped. People seem to be over obsessed with celebrities, new products and just following the trends. No one seems to be trying to be unique anymore.
      In a way, as upsetting as some parts of my past have been, I would never wish to change them.

  5. hell0chloe says

    This was so incredibly interesting to read, I swear I fall a little more in love each time I read one of your posts! I love the fact you talk about being an old soul – everything you’ve said, the Hollywood movies, preferring deep conversations and watching documentaries etc. – I am exactly the same. An amazing post xxx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Chloe!!
      I love that we have those similarities. I rarely meet others who enjoy documentaries. They usually talk about the latest series on Netflix. And none of my friends love Old Hollywood like me. They just about know Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn! xxx

  6. LauraJ says

    So I have always hated having large feet. I was a size 8 in high school and I said to my friends…”you know what. I am actually going to tone up so much that I lose a damn shoe size”.
    I said it as a really light-hearted joke and then I actually did. Of course I messaged them all to inform them haha. I researched and through weight-loss you can at times drop a shoe size.
    I loss a stone and a half and that was enough. But I did these home ballet workouts and stuff.

    I need to create an old soul network! There are not enough of us – unless we are really unaware of others out there. xx

    • LauraJ says

      But 7 is good because we get more choices in shoes. I feel as though size 6 is always the first size to run out.
      And many female celebs have large feet. Mine are also extremely narrow which is even more annoying. Luckily they haven’t gone back up. I’m just thankful that I can go to a shoe shop and buy my size – my fear was always needing to visit special places if I became a size 9!!

  7. Mbalenhle says

    You and l are exactly the same when it comes to relationships. I also believe so much in love, love heals old wounds, loves makes glow really. And l always go the extra mile for my partners. I love how you are so open, feels like l have known you for so long. Beautiful post Laura

    • LauraJ says

      Aww thank you hun! It is crazy that I have only been blogging since January because there are so many people who I feel that I have known for ages. You being one of them as well.
      I think love is a great thing to believe in. My biggest mistake has been confusing feelings for love…assuming that when someone says it, they must mean it. There are all types of love though and it really can help heal. xxx

        • LauraJ says

          Haha that is me. I will be on the phone to my friends and they will say…”he did this though. When he is ever really there?” And I will be like…”yeah but when I did see him, he said this, this and this. He knows all these things about me”. x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Megan! I think I am that way with friends as well. I would have a few people in my life who are 100% genuine and honest, rather than a group who I am like 50% close to. x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you – you are very sweet!! I am always thinking of quotes for my Instagram captions but I have never really thought of using them for my blog before. x

  8. LauraJ says

    Thank you lovely! I never went through severe bullying, but I was picked on and felt like an outsider. It was here and there so some years I would have a lot of friends and others I wouldn’t. It has definitely made me stronger. xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Jyolik! I always appreciate your comments. Never have I really done a post like this before so it was a nice change.

  9. Infinite Living says

    Absolutely lovely post and as usual crisp & thorough. I can relate to being an old soul, people that I relate to – taking a distance & coming back in my life, while I stay, vivid memories from a long time ago – probably few more things but I was too immersed in the post to remember 🙂 And I loved your quotes, all of them!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Pragalbha. I am glad that you like the quotes and it is interesting that you can relate to quite a few things. I rarely meet other people who call themselves old souls. It is frustrating when people leave and come back when it suits them.

      • Infinite Living says

        All my pleasure. It was confusing to me in my 20s that the conversations that felt very ‘real’ and joyful were with people who had daughters my age, and I could never become a friend to the daughter. I was more in conversation with the mother about the daughter’s choices …
        I agree it can be frustrating but I have learned now that it is not personal to me …we are just going through our individual journeys and we intersect when our frequencies match. It is such happiness if people do come back and both discover that there has been no judgment.

        • LauraJ says

          It is interesting what you mentioned about when you were in your 20’s. I have always been able to easily communicate with women in different age groups then my own. With people my age it is very hit-and-miss…either we find common ground or we are too different.

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