Signs You're An Angsty Teenager Trapped In An Adult's Body

Signs You're An Angsty Teenager Trapped In An Adult's Body

Some things never change.

You know how we like to laugh about angsty teenagers? They're so moody and quiet, and they follow strange fashion trends. They swear they know exactly what they're doing and we just "don't understand." We may laugh at those teenagers. But do you ever wonder if you're an angsty teenager trapped inside of an adult's body? Some of us still secretly going through our black-eyeliner-on-the-waterline stage and here is solid proof.

1. You find yourself saying, "It's not just a phase!"

When you tell your mom that you never plan on getting married and having kids, and she replies that one day you'll change your mind, and you're first response is, "It's not just a phase!" It's like a blast from the past.

2. You love dark-colored anything.

You're wardrobe is decked in various black garments, and your go-to going-out makeup is smoky and edgy. "Black like my soul," you say, which is totally something 12-year-old you would have said while you applied a lot of black eyeliner to your low eyelid.

3. Your texting is grammatically incorrect (on purpose).

Remember when we used to talk on AIM and instead of typing like a normal human being, we'd rAndOmlY caPitalIZe letters? Or just adddd a lotttt of letterrrrs to our words? Well now, we just don't use any punctation at all, and sometimes use some flourishes to add ~emphasis~.

4. You are very trendy.

When we were 12, wearing an unnecessary amount of tank tops at once and tying our t-shirts with a hair tie was cool. Now we rock our chokers, our booties and our bodysuits.

5. You fight against societal norms.

You tell yourself that it's okay to not do so well on your finals, because college degrees are just constructs invented by society and they don't really matter to be ultimately successful. Right? Right?!?

6. You joke about hating people often.

What starts as a light, occasional joke eventually turns into a lifestyle. A boy doesn't hold the door open for you, and "I hate boys" slips out of your mouth. A girl cuts you in line for the bathroom, and you're ready to fight her. You make a lot of "jokes" about liking your pets better than most people, but really, are they jokes?

7. You also joke about hating yourself often.

"I hate myself" comes out of your mouth at least 30 times a day. You may not mean it like it you did when you were 16, but sometimes you just get so exasperated with yourself, whether it's because you made a corny joke or a very poor decision.

8. You hate talking on the phone.

Remember when you were 15 and your mom made you call the dentist by yourself or talk to a distant relative you didn't know that well, and you wanted to die? Or when you'd purposely ignore calls because you hated talking on the phone? Or -- wait, was this when you were 15 or was this last week?

9. You hate having a crush on someone.

You'd think by the time you were in your 20s, having a "crush" meant going on dates and having sophisticated conversations, but honestly, it's a lot like the old days of waiting for them to text or Snapchat you back and hoping you look good when you run into them around campus. The whole thing is still very angsty and exhausting.

10. You have wanderlust.

You want to travel the world! You want to get out of this two-star town! You were made to see every amazing thing this world has to offer! You are just too restless to stay in one place for too long!

11. You love being overdramatic.

Whether you're being overly excited, overly angry or overly upset, you love to live a lifestyle full of loves of passion and drama. Everything is the biggest deal in the world, including yourself.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Early 2000s Fashion Is The Next 90s Style Obsession

The 2000s trends that will take over the 90s ones in the next generation!


Teenagers today flock to places like Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, where many of the seasonal styles are trends from the 90's. These are popular because they have become huge nostalgic pieces, reminiscent of our parents days as young adults. Even kids who have no connection to the 90's participate in this recycling of fashion due to their pure fascination in the time period.

But what will be the next reclaimed era of style? The answer is easily, the early 2000's. When Brittany Spears ruled the track suit and Ashley Tisdale was never seen without a skirt layered over baggy jeans. This iconic time in style will be what our kids are asking us about in the years to come, and I can't wait!

1. Metallic everything will be the new plaid and

Jennifer Lopez's metallic get up (2000) and Garcelle Beauvais's plaid skirt (1994).

2. Houndstooth pattern will be the new shape prints and

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl wearing the classic Houndstooth print (2007) and Emma Chamberlain wearing a Louis Vuitton dress with the 90s-esque shapes pattern on it (2019).

3. Faux sports tops will be the new skate brands and

Miranda from Lizzie Mcguire wearing a jersey top (2001) and a model wearing the popular 90s Thrasher brand tee.

4. Low-rise pants will be the new mom jeans and

Paris Hilton wearing low rise jeans (2002) and Jennifer Aniston sporting mom jeans (1990).

5. Logo hand bags will be the new mini backpacks and

Jessica Simpson with Louis Vuitton logo bag (2003) and Cher Horowitz's tiny backpack in Clueless (1995).

6. Eccentric hair accessories will be the new tiny sunglasses!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2016/09/28/772/n/1922153/6391dae4b68d62bf_GettyImages-104976736/i/Leave-Hair-Chopsticks.jpg and

Hilary Duff, queen of hair accessories (2002) and Drew Barrymore with tiny Aaliyah sunnies in the 90's.

7. Corset tops will be the new casual lingerie and

Eve in a corset top at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards and Catherine Zeta-Jones wearing a lingerie dress (1999).

8. Kitten heels will be the new platform shoes and

The Olsen Twins in kitten heels (2000) and The Spice Girls in platform sneakers (1997).

9. Cardigans will be the new puffer jackets and

Regina George from Mean Girls sports the popular cardigan style (2004) and Bella Hadid wearing a 90's inspired puffer jacket.

10. Designer track suits will be the new biker shorts and

Britney Spears wearing a Juicy Couture tracksuit in the early 2000s and Princess Diana sporting the biker shorts trend in the 90's.

Some may absolutely despise the early 2000s fashion. But when it makes its way back to mainstream stores and our kids are dressing in these looks, the nostalgia will be unreal!

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