Time is an incredible thing. You never really see how much you've changed until you look back at your old pics and wonder whether the person staring back at you is really you. Sometimes, it doesn’t even take all that long.

And this new TikTok trend is all about the power of transformation. Started by a TikToker named Izzy or @izzysheaa, who amassed 6.3 million likes for her snack-bite clip captioned “Beautiful both ways,” it got more TikTokers revealing how much they have changed.

Sometimes it’s weight loss, other times it’s a new haircut or a different clothing style. Whether it’s a little step outside your ordinary or a dramatic change of lifestyle, like a glow-up gender transition, the beautiful part about humans is that we're constantly changing.

So let’s see some of the most inspiring transformation examples below that show the beauty of finding yourself and remembering that it’s not just the result, but also the learning process that makes it all worth it.

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Recovery is possible I promise you

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Lys Chen
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3 months ago

This is so important! Some people struggle with weight gain and it is a huge progress to get out of anorexia! Hope she is mentally better, too :-)

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Michael Taylor
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3 months ago

Wow! how long did that take you to do?

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Bored Panda reached out to the social media influencer Izzy Shea with 811.9K followers on TikTok, whose clip sparked the new transformation trend on the social media channel. Izzy told us that she shared her now-viral video “to show the way I’ve changed and focused on self-love over the years.”

However, she also added that the transformation journey is not over yet. “I’m still on it mentally and physically. I don’t think it will ever be over as I think there’s always room to grow as a person. I'm just ready for the next chapter of my life and what it will bring.”

Izzy said she was absolutely overwhelmed with “so much amazing and positive feedback on my video, which made me happy as I think many people felt inspired by my growth of self-appreciation.” When asked what she’d like to tell her old self, Izzy said it’s “to be patient and learn self-love from within first as it radiates over anything else.”

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Madders
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3 months ago

Well done!

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160 lbs later!

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Derpy Dino
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3 months ago

oh wow! you can definitely see the difference!

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It’s incredible when you think about how much we all change with time. Do a simple trick—open a selfie with your best friend from five years ago. You do know it’s you and your buddy, but at the same time, it no longer feels like you and that difference is hard to pin down.

It’s because living means experience and experiences measure time. So the changes that we see outside are often very internal: the places you visited, the things you did, people you met, accomplishments you made, and failures you dealt with pave their way to your self-identity in a way nothing does.

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Lost the weight but kept the beanie

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Capermom
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3 months ago

Very nice..! :)

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Eriansyah Nur Hakim
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3 months ago

Reminds me of Halsey. Lol

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Loa Mun
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3 months ago

wow her red hair is absolutely stunning

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SongoftheStars
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3 months ago

I love her hair!

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kristy sickles
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3 months ago

Gorgeous in both!

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Any emotion, good or bad, implies a change. Think of the breakup you had, and your newly found crush that makes you feel alive again. A relatively short period of time can be between them, but regardless, they have altered your state of being and made you stronger. Incredibly, all this happens without us even realizing it!

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Derpy Dino
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3 months ago

That looks like 1 or 2 years later, not bad though!

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Derpy Dino
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3 months ago

that hair color combo in the last one is pretty nice!

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Mieke
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3 months ago

What a pretty girl!, and that's not said judgementally.....

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Mieke
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3 months ago

She's lovely in both!

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Levels of irony
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3 months ago

Lol that Afro tho

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Jean Shultz
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3 months ago

He has a models' face.......needs to be on the catwalk.

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In that sense, time does never pass in vain, as they say. Even though years, months, and decades are all relative, they bear a different kind of significance. Thus, most people would rather measure time in key events that leave a mark on their lives. Some of these fade away with time, while others, more significant milestones, stay forever.

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Capermom
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3 months ago

Looks just like Before/After hair and makeup...

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Troux
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3 months ago

That is such a cute photo though!

Derpy Dino
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3 months ago

I want that puppie!

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dead gay heart
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3 months ago

Benji Krol is too feckin’ cute love him

Aunt Messy
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3 months ago

I am so jealous of his gorgeous hair! Why do men get better hair?

Thindy
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3 months ago

And eyelashes too.

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Gon Freecss
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3 months ago

I've never seen benji when he was younger! He's so adorable!

Natalia Carr
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3 months ago

Hey its Benji!!

Ruby the singlest person ever
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3 months ago

I want to meet him like rn 😍

poisonous fart frog
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3 months ago

such floof-able hair :)

Tenley Samson
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3 months ago

oml he looks like one of those American boy dolls not in a bad way just seeing some resemblance

ENEDELIA Soto
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2 months ago

cute as a kid and bad as a man lol

Mieke
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3 months ago

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What's with all that hair?

Ms.M.
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3 months ago

hmmm... you would've hated the 80's I'm guessing...

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Taylor Murphey
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3 months ago

beautiful!!!

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Cedar tree
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3 months ago

Is that the same person?

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LesAnimaux
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3 months ago

I was like 'hey he looks a bit like James Ch... ok nevermind'

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YoChicken
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3 months ago

Did she use filters in the first one? or the second one? I don't know if this was a real thing... but she does look gorgeous either way

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Laura Dawson
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3 months ago

you look 8 & 18 at the same time if that makes sense.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

one of them has gone back in time to when they were a baby...

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collective_art_fantasy
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3 months ago

........i kinda like the first one better :/ *no shade*

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