My dad told me, life is like fighting lions, you have a gun, a whip, and a chair. Through his and my Moms vivid analogies, I learned how to see differently. When I was under 10, I had a checklist of things I would go through in life that I thought could be finished, ranging from getting my period to baking a three layer cake etc. I really thought I would be ok once my small checklist was done. It was not long after becoming a teenager I realized the list is infinite.