When it comes to personal transformation, are you an early or late bloomer?
Alchemy was the search for a method of transforming lead into gold. No such chemical method exists. Lead can be transformed into gold, but it is a nuclear process, and requires vast amounts of energy, and is the sort of thing that sometimes happens in exploding stars, and appears not to happen in any significant quantity anywhere else in the universe.
Fortunately there is very little about us as humans that is as fixed in nature as the properties of lead and gold and the other elements known to us.
We seem to be far more flexible, and able to create an infinite array of properties within ourselves.
Life seems to be a potentially infinite journey, and we seem able to create a potentially infinite series of personal transformations.
So it seems to me that the journey of life is potentially capable of creating an unlimited series of personal transformations.
Seems to have been going on for me as long as I have lived, and I fully expect the process to continue for as long as I live (be that one year, 20, a thousand or a billion years).