So long, 2010s. It's been real.
As we pause to take stock of another decade past, do we feel that life as it is now couldn't be more different than how it was 10 years ago—or was everything we're experiencing simply put into motion 10 years ago, and our Now is just the natural culmination of it all?
Well, either way, here we are, gearing up to party like it's 1999 and hoping that the 2020s are heavy on inspiration, excitement and joy, and light on whatever keeps us furiously tweeting into the night (or whatever the equivalent of furiously tweeting into the night is for you).
A decade is simultaneously a long time and an amount of time that passes by in a flash—which is why heading all the way back to 2010 to take stock of the biggest pop culture happenings of the last 10 years was such a trip. A relentlessly OMG-that-happened, entertaining, nostalgia-inducing and sometimes cringeworthy trip.
As well as a reminder that we should relish every moment of happiness when we have them, all the better to power through the moments of "wait, what?"
So without further adieu, take our hand, if you want, and let's follow the pop culture-brick road:
A great next decade, let's all have.