20 Hilarious Tumblr Posts On What You Used To Be Like

Have you ever thought back to what you used to be like and literally cringed? Even if you grew up as the coolest kid out there, we’ve all felt that horrifying sense of long overdue embarrassment that can only come from thinking about the things you used to do and the clothes you used to wear. I can’t let my mind wander to the person I was in high school, because it’s mortifying. I’ll give you a sneak peek at old-school Jessica: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, in their early 2000s prime, were my style and beauty icons. I was disgustingly obsessed with my boyfriend and we wrote each other notes every single class period (that equals nine notes a day, in case you were wondering). I liked to think of myself as an emo skateboarder and… okay, it’s too much. I can’t keep talking about!

The irony is that our advanced technology makes it easier than ever to remember what we used to be like. Thanks to apps like Timehop and Facebook’s On This Day feature, we can see exactly what we were doing, wearing, and tweeting years ago. Sometimes this is funny and brings up memories you would have forgotten; other times, it’s the definition of cringe-worthy. I feel so mortified by my old tweets that I had to delete Timehop!

If you feel the need to laugh at this instead of wallow in the misery of remembering it, I get that, and luckily Tumblr does too. There are a whole bunch of hilarious posts you’ll understand if you want the past to stay as far away as possible. Here are the funniest Tumblr posts on what you used to be like – sorry to remind you!

1. When someone tries to bring up the worst year of your past:

http://clestroying.tumblr.com/post/145665178223/pudus-dont-ask-me-about-2009


 

2. When you see an old photo of yourself and you’d rather pretend it didn’t happen:

http://pinch.tumblr.com/post/145555147815/sappling-me-looking-at-old-pics-of-myself-i


 

3. Realizing the past will always be there:

http://squidyword.tumblr.com/post/145557043662/ashestoashesjc-i-regret-nearly-everything-i-did


 

4. At least your clothes have changed:

http://isaac.tumblr.com/post/145975660551/crowderz-5-years-ago-i-was-a-fucking-mess-now


 

5. When you think about how much you’ve changed:

http://mocahontas.tumblr.com/post/145978779172/highmami-if-you-hear-people-from-my-past-speak


 

6. Putting things into perspective:

http://latefor-brunch.tumblr.com/post/146356403423/aceniall-if-youre-embarrassed-by-the-person


 

7. When you don’t want to think about how much time has passed:

http://ruinedchildhood.tumblr.com/post/146321953109/tachikoma-aewm-enough-god


 

8. Everyone’s worst nightmare:

http://teenscoolest.com/post/146613034134/twinque-a-fashion-show-of-everything-you-wore


 

9. That moment you realize you’re never going to stop feeling embarrassed:

http://crumbier.tumblr.com/post/147087959694/gloomgaze-growing-up-means-perpetually


 

10. You as a kid:

http://teenscoolest.com/post/147399238794


 

11. Everyone can relate:

http://psychecl.tumblr.com/post/142661263367


 

12. You when someone tries to talk about who you used to be:

http://paprika.tumblr.com/post/148102518237/equated-remember-that-time-in-7th-grade-when


 

13. Looking at Facebook’s On This Day feature like:

http://trust.tumblr.com/post/148364687814


 

14. When you know you’re much better off now:

http://teenscoolest.com/post/148414264958/sunalwaysshining-my-fav-thing-is-looking-really


 

15. When you realize how true this is:

http://goatish.tumblr.com/post/148414699383/just-shower-thoughts-the-first-eighteen-years


 

16. Remember?!

http://teenscoolest.com/post/148411958702


 

17. When you’re horrified at the fact that you used to think you looked good:

http://latefor-brunch.tumblr.com/post/149665558348/janemba-i-hate-looking-at-old-selfies-like-i


 

18. Same things:

http://phanamaste.tumblr.com/post/149493347574


 

19. Everyone’s old pictures:

https://slverlining.tumblr.com/post/118081350247


 

20. When you barely recognize yourself:

http://theblurrybooty.tumblr.com/post/125971607385/being-a-senior-and-looking-back-at-the-freshman

How do you feel about the person you used to be? What do you think of the past? Which post is the funniest? Tell us in the comments.

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