Flashback to three months ago, before I began considering the ways in which I could engage myself philanthropically, my day-to-day seemed… okay. Just, okay. Pretty blah, if I’m being honest. But my life was hardly lacking in scheduled commitments. Some days felt insurmountable, and my reward for scaling to the top didn’t leave me feeling purposeful. Cue thoughts of, “Hmm… How can my life feel more purposeful? How can I get in touch with my beliefs and values while nurturing a sense of civic engagement?