John and I went to see Toy Story 3 this weekend, which has prompted several long conversations about the transition from childhood to adulthood.
The premise of the movie is that Andy is heading off to college and has gotten too old for his toys. It tells the story from the toys’ perspective, of course, but it’s hard not to remember that excitement and fear of being the teenager getting ready to leave the nest, too.
Moving out of your parents’ home is probably one of the biggest changes you go through — making that transition to being an independent grown up.
We’ve been talking a lot about how you can bridge that gap, to connect the wonder and optimism of childhood with the adult you become, without tossing all the toys to the curb, so to speak.