Adulting is hard, which is why we think it’s healthy to take a moment every now and then to appreciate how far we’ve come since our adolescent years, and reflect on what many people refer to as “the good ol’ days.” Also, we just really love any excuse to talk about Disney Channel in the 2000s.
What time is it? It’s time to turn back the clock to the decade known as the 2000s.
That’s right, we’re taking you on a magical migration through time and space, TV screen and computer monitor.
So pull on your most comfortable pair of velour track pants and zip up the matching jacket we know you still own.
Don’t forget to grab a snack or two.
And settle in because it’s about to get real nostalgic up in here.
Ready? Okay, then—let’s go on this nostalgic journey together.
8 years ago, we were younger and partially filled with tween and teen angst, which we occasionally directed at our parents.
As well as our friends (sorry, guys).
Thankfully, we became involved in extracurricular activities, and learned to channel our emotions through sports.
And other positive outlets.
But life in the 2000s wasn’t just about the teams we joined,
… or the activities we proudly bragged about on our college applications.
This decade was a crucial period that helped mold our character,
and our identity,
as well as our sense of style.
Most importantly, however, we met some of our best friends.
People we are lucky enough to still call friends to this day.
Together, we experienced so many adolescent milestones—like our first homecoming,
earning our driver’s license,
and discovering our strengths, talents, and interests that ultimately influenced who we are today.
Honestly, we couldn’t have made it through our youth without our friends.
(Side note: we really want to make a “We’re All in This Together” joke, but we’ll refrain.)
Quick shout-out to all the adults who also helped us, even if we didn’t realize it at the time.
There’s really nothing left for us to say, other than we hope you enjoyed this nostalgic trip back to the 2000s.
We’ll leave you with one parting piece of advice, in the immortal words of Elizabeth Brooke McGuire, “You rock, don’t ever change.”