Adulthood can easily engulf people. If you play your cards right, it can overwhelm you in a positively intense way. Honestly, you don’t have to do much. The secret lies in not forgetting who you are. Retain your childhood love for play and passion for adventure while you are out there roaming the world and living your life.
We know that it is easier said than done, but you can think of all the animated teddy bears that become protagonists in movies that target adults. Teddy bears become a symbol of people struggling to leave their childhood selves behind and adjust to the adult world. But this is where problems arise: you shouldn’t let any parts of you fade away, you are supposed to just evolve into a version that all your past, present and future selves can be happy about.