It was only a year ago when Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States; but for many of us, it feels like it’s been much, much longer. An eternity, really.

Election Day 2016 marked the beginning of an exhausting, depressing, and frustrating year for many Americans whose hope and optimism was quickly replaced by fear and anger. Though defeat is never easy for any side, the sting still lingers thanks in large part to the administration’s controversial policies, the ongoing collusion investigation, the White House’s growing list of lies, and all those emboldened Trump-supporting Nazis.

To illustrate just how much has changed in a year, people have started posting "before and after" photos that compare "me on election day 2016 vs. me on election day 2017." On the left (Election Day 2016), there is a photo of a celebrity/character in a seemingly happy, normal mood. On the right (Election Day 2017), that same figure is depicted as miserable, aggressive, or completely depressed.

You can check out some of the memes below.