In a post in the Ask Reddit community, user cheezeblock777 asks: “Emos of the early 2000s, what are you guys doing now?” “I’m in the US military now as an MP. Specifically US Air Force. This was all I could find. I know I had worse… oh boy. I still keep BMTH, TDWP, Attack! Attack!, Escape the Fate, Job for a Cowboy, etc. on my gym playlist though. It’s my guilty pleasure.”
‘m a special education teacher for high school freshmen. I teach kids like I was how not to do the things I did. So far, so good. Edited to add context images: Me in 9th grade. Me teaching 9th grade.
After the whole emo stuff I went to a videogame school, learned to code, and now am working at an awesome startup. Definitely a phase. But I really had good times. And also did very stupid shit, especially with drugs. Created issues that would be harder to deal with later, but I guess that’s how life works sometimes.
“I became a fireman, if I talked to myself eight years ago and said you would cut your hair and become part of the fire department, I would’ve never believed myself.”
Emo to Heavy Metal blogger. I used to listen to Billy Talent and claim to be a struggling writer because it sounded cool. Now I listen to Led Zeppelin and I am a struggling writer. It’s not as cool as it sounds.
“I was about 15 when I had a phase of about two years where I was a emo kid. Started a new school and tried to be different. I dyed my hair black and had burning pentagram t-shirts and sad stories. My normal hair colour is red, as I’m a ginger (I’m Norwegian), so this was quite the change.”
“Well now I’m 26 years old. I got a masters degree in geography and a job for my local government working with GIS analysis. Pay is about 60k a year. I’m also married, have bought a fairly big house, a sailboat, a car and a cat. As to my new hobbies, it’s mostly gaming and larping. Nordic-style larp that is, where there is less of a beat down battle and more about atmosphere and acting.”
I still feel emo on the inside and secretly listen to the music, I even have scars on my wrist still (no real problems) but I’ve done a 180 and am a graphic designer. 7 years ago and now
I was super scene/emo as a teenager but I guess being so into customizing my myspace profile got me into coding, now a full time web developer and mom to a 4 year old. still being slightly emo on the weekends.
“I’m now 27, started my family earlier this year, moving into a house in 9 days, and I’m studying to become a laboratory technologist. Woo-hoo!”