From babies to break-ups! Twitter users share sweet (and VERY funny) updates about their lives, careers, and relationships using viral ‘how it started vs. how it’s going’ meme
- Thousands have Twitter users have been tweeting photo comparisons of ‘how it started’ versus ‘how it’s going’ or ‘how it ended’
- It started out as a romantic trend, with couples showing how they met and how they’re now engaged or have kids
- Soon women were using it to show their breakups from ex-boyfriends
- Others are using the meme to track their career trajectories, their weight loss, or their glow-ups
- Some are cracking jokes about favorite TV shows, procrastinating on homework, and getting blackout drunk
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Twitter users are celebrating their transformations — and in some cases, making light of how far they’ve fallen — with a new meme that’s been sweeping the social media platform.
Thousands of people, brands, and celebrity fan accounts have been tweeting photo comparisons of ‘how it started’ versus ‘how it’s going’ or ‘how it ended,’ showing the way their lives have changed over time.
The trend started out with romantic intentions, with couples spotlighting the progressions of their relationships from the time they first met to their engagements and weddings — and even parenthood.
But the meme soon took on a life of its own, with some people using it to boast about how they’ve landed the job they’ve been dreaming about since they were kids, from star athlete to airline pilot.
And others still are cracking jokes about characters on their favorite TV shows, the effort they put into schoolwork, and the effects of too much alcohol.
True love! Couples have been tweeting photo comparisons of ‘how it started’ versus ‘how it’s going’ or ‘how it ended’ in their relationships
Sweet! The romantic trend took off, with couples posting their first conversations and the early days of their relationships and where they are now
Romance: Many used it as a way to celebrated recent engagements and weddings
Long lasting: Even presidential candidate Joe Biden’s wife Jill joined in
Wait a minute! Soon, though, the trend went off the rails, with women celebrating their breakups
Puppy love: Several shared pictures of themselves before, with boyfriends, and now with just their pets
So big! Others documented how much their children have grown
Score! Some, like English footballer Bethany England, celebrated her athletic success
How far he’s come! In fact, lots of people put their careers on display, like this man named Phil who used to just ride the train, but is now an Amtrak conductor
Flying high: This man fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot
What an accomplishment! During his school days, Levi Alleyne told a local newspaper he wanted to be a pilot, and now he is one
Glow-up! Naomi Osaka is looking much happier these days. Her Grand Slam titles probably help
Woohoo! Alphonso Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich and the Canada national team, also achieved his dreams
Goals! Some Twitter users shared physical transformations, like this woman who got fit
Whoops! Others posted funny moments from their favorite TV shows, like The Office
Procrastination: This student’s very relatable tweet shows that she started out studying with the best intentions, but still ended up wasting time on Twitter
Up in flames: Guy Fieri joined in with a very relatable tweet about how 2020 is going
We’ve all been there! Another Twitter user cracked a joke about getting blackout drunk from tequila
Hand tired? A lot of people can relate to starting out an essay with neat writing and finishing it chicken scratch
Vroom! Even Mercedes-Benz joined in to show how far vehicles have come
Making statements: This tweet highlighting the cause and effect of improper mask usage earned a lot of likes