“I can’t wait to stop getting zits one day.”
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While your skin probably improved over time, zits never completely went away.
“$1,000 is a lot of money.”
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Now all that money immediately disappears to go to rent, bills, and other responsibilities. And $1,000 doesn’t come close to covering it all.
“Everyone but me has their shit together.”
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The day you realized that nobody has a plan — we’re all winging it!!!! — was a scary day indeed.
“I’m very mature for my age.”
Now you think about how you actually acted back then and just shake your head.
“This isn’t a phase! This is who I really am!”
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But today, you hide all your embarrassing high school photos — or you send them to your friends so they can laugh, too.
“In fact, I’m pretty much an adult already.”
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You can’t believe you actually thought you looked grown-up.
“Hangovers aren’t that bad!”
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Now you know the pure torture of hangovers that actually last more than a day.
“Socks are a terrible gift.”
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Now, the gift box full of socks is the best present you’ve received all year.
“Once I’m 21, I’ll REALLY feel like an adult.”
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Hell, you don’t even feel like an adult now. Does anyone?
“I can’t wait to stay up late all the time.”
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As you got older, you realized how much better it feels to be well-rested.
“Staying in on Friday night is so lame.”
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Now it sometimes takes a miracle to get you off your sofa on the weekends.
“The friends I have now are the friends I’ll have forever.”
Grown-up you realizes how your social circle changed and evolved over time.
“It’ll be so much easier to hang out with my friends once we’re in our twenties.”
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If only you’d known how hard it is to sync up schedules, and that you’d be planning a get-together with your best friends six months in advance.
“I’ll be able to afford a huge, gorgeous apartment as long as I get a roommate.”
Looking through apartment listings was a harsh, harsh awakening.
“And I’ll probably easily buy a house before I turn 30!”
Oh, younger you. So dumb. So naive.
“I can’t wait to fill that house with all the Ikea furniture that I’ll assemble myself!”
“Once I fall in love, everything else will just fall into place.”
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Aw, teenage you couldn’t even fathom all the different ways you could screw up.
“And dating will be so much easier once I’m not a teenager anymore.”
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Hahaha! NOPE. But at least younger you was optimistic, right? ~sob~
“Yep, I have a pretty good idea of how my life is going to go.”
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Oh, honey. You had no idea what you were in for. But that’s exactly what was so fun about it, wasn’t it?Actually believed News'