So I was watching one of my favorite movies, Transformers, and I got to thinking about when I was a child. I always thought it would be cool to transform into something else and adapt to the situations at hand. I used to run around in the woods, grab anything I can find, and pretend that I was battling the enemy. Then reality set in. Even though I am still a child at heart and can act childish at times, I have had a recent and huge transformation, from a renter to a homeowner. Although it may seem like an adult transformation, I realized it allows me to be more like a child. I have my own place, I can do what I want, and I can build whatever I want. And in that lies the childlike qualities. I have a huge garage that I can build/fix things in. I have a great big backyard that I plan to build tree houses to play in and around. There will be zip lines, rope swings, and secret hiding places. All of these things and more will adorn my property. I know that sounds childish and yup, it is. Yet still I know I have to be responsible i.e. paying the mortgage, making sure all the bills are paid on time, and all the domestic engineering is being done. Although, I still have a chance to transform back into a child every once a while. I know this is not a typical topic anyone would think of while watching the Transformers now or as a child, but it definitely got me thinking. Back then in the woods as a kid, was a time when my imagination got the better of me and I had nothing else to worry about in life. My imagination still runs wild but I have more knowledge of the world and the way that it works. Being able to transform into the things you desire can be literal or figurative. I believe as long as you don't lose those childlike qualities you can always transform into whatever suits your mood and your lifestyle. So whatever life may bring you, whatever responsibilities you may have, always let your inner child be a part of who you are and don't scold them when you think something is silly or out of reach. Just find your secret hiding place, sit down, and have a chat with them. You may be pleasantly surprised with what the two of you conjure up.