Ready or not, the 20s are coming up, and not the ones you learned about in world history. The 10s (teens?) are moving into the pages of the past, so over the next month, and probably for years to come, we’re going to see everyone from pop culture columnists to historians trying to sum up the theme of the decade. Mari, a 26-year-old book critic, inspired Twitter users to get started reminiscing when she posted a picture of herself at the beginning of the decade vs. now. The thread now has thousands of replies in which people look back on how this decade has changed them.

The largest age group on Twitter is 25-34. A demographic that began the ‘10s as teens or young adults has undoubtedly seen a lot of adult milestones since then, like degrees, career beginnings, and relationships. Next in line is the 18-24 demographic, who have quite literally grown up this decade. It’s no wonder looking at old pictures of a person who hadn’t even experienced most of their formative years yet can bring up strong feelings (you also might notice that the older Twitter users taking part in the challenge are a little more chill about it.)

Here are some posts we liked—scroll down and have a look. Then share your thoughts, what you think of this trend, and how things have changed for you this decade in the comments below!

Twitter users look back on their 10-year-old photos

Image credits: MusingsOfAGirl

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Her actual hair colour suits her and I LOVE her hairstyle.

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Rachel Neye
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1 year ago

It shows

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, what a transformation

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But there’s no need to roast your former self, especially if you were a literal child in 2009. Learning to dress yourself isn’t a “glow up”, that’s just growing up. And nobody likes their fashion choices from 10 years ago. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

You’ve fought the good fight and won. Keep on fighting.

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Restless
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1 year ago

Wow!!! Gorgeous!

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year ago

Good for you

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Most importantly, don’t let this challenge get you down if you’re not comfortable showing pictures of yourself from 10 years ago, or if you feel like you haven’t achieved much this decade compared to all the people flaunting their lucrative jobs and happy marriages.

2020 isn’t a test—there’s not anything more profound about it than any other year. If all you did was stay alive this decade, that’s awesome. I bet you took some cool photos and listened to a lot of great music. Won’t it be fun to discover even more next year?

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

That’s what a decade of transformation looks like. He got totally Dadded

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year ago

Growing into a gorgeous man

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

You can see it in the eyes.

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Lauren Baker
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1 year ago

🏳️‍🌈✌️

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Love the red blazer!

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Love it. Are the scars because you have been kicking butt with your stick?

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Reesa Navarita
Community Member
1 year ago

that hair tho.......

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Beverly
Community Member
1 year ago

Lorikeets? I adore them!

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StormsTempest
Community Member
1 year ago

Girl that hair is gorgeous

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

You are definitely bringing sexy back!

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year ago

From catapillar to butterfly!,but that does not mean you were not cute as a child.

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Naomi Wayker
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My breath has been taken away phew OMG big change right there

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June Clavelle
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the freckles!

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

He’s beautiful.

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Rebekka Rasmussen
Community Member
1 year ago

ur super cute!

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Unhuman_Weirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

From Neville Longbottom to Harry Potter

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Miranda Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Great work!!

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Emily Ashcraft
Community Member
1 year ago

The hair is very cool!

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Lauren Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

😁

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Sadie Shapiro
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1 year ago

You're absolutely gorgeous <3 <3

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, She looks so different.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't want to keep your Bieber do? Sound move!

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June Clavelle
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1 year ago

Ah so Hop from Stranger Things went back in time!!

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Decades challenge: me traveling to Karlowy Vary in 2009 at 17 vs me traveling to London at 27

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Naomi Wayker
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1 year ago

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Her face didn't change not so much but it looks like she finally got a sense of fashion. 😂

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