Let’s talk about your life’s purpose. I know, you thought you were just coming here for some delicious chia pudding and I had to go and make things all heavy for you. Sorry not sorry.
For so many of us 20-somethings, we spend a lot of time obsessing over finding our purpose. Let’s be real, 99-percent of us have graduated college in the past few years, or will graduate soon, and head into a job or career path that for a lack of a better word…sucks. We are told to sit still for 40+ hours per week, to work toward something that doesn’t hold any value or meaning for us. So then we enter quarter-life crisis mode and begin obsessing over our purpose.
This is where things get funky. We then go from innocently wanting more fulfillment, to chasing around our mysterious purpose like a Pokemon. Gotta catch it!
Stop. Slow down. Take a deep breath, or a chill pill if we really want to get all 90’s with it. Know that your purpose is not a noun. It is not an object that you will stumble upon while walking down the street. It will not fall from the sky. It is not under a rock.
The good news is, you already have it. You don’t need to go looking for your purpose because it’s already in you. That sounds mad cheesy, but I promise it is the truth. Instead of looking for your purpose like it is a blouse you saw on Pinterest and can’t find in stores, engage in the conversations, thoughts and activities that feed your purpose.
Add more purpose into your everyday tasks. Don’t just go through the motions while you make your morning cup of coffee. Make it the best damn cup of coffee you have had every morning. Don’t just mindlessly scroll through social media to creep on others and judge (#guilty), scroll through looking for opportunities to lift others up. Then engage accordingly.
Recently, I have made an effort to add more purpose into my everyday activities, and let me tell you it has made all the difference. Do I still have a job that I’m not 100-percent in love with? Yes. Do I wish I had more success with this blog, or that I had more money or owed less in student loans? You bet. But over the past few weeks, as I have slowly added more intention to my everyday life, I have noticed a shift in my attitude. My mind is opening up to new possibilities and ways of thinking that is getting me closer and closer to the life I want to live. I can feel it in my gut, and it is incredibly exciting.
With that, comes purpose. And I want you to feel the same way.
What does this have to do with chia pudding? Well, nothing really. I just want you to feel damn good about the life you live and the future ahead of you. And if you can eat some bomb mango chia pudding while doing it, that’s even better.
- ⅓ Cup Chia Seeds
- 1½ Cups Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups of Fresh Mango, cubed
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 1 Inch of Fresh Ginger
- Toasted Coconut
- Fresh Mint
- In a medium bowl, combine the chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- In a blender, combine the mango, lime juice and ginger. Puree until smooth.
- Layer the chia pudding and pureed mango evenly among two mason jars or glasses.
- Top as desired. I used toasted coconut, fresh raspberries and mint.
- What is your favorite way to live in purpose?
- Can you relate to the quarter-life crisis?
- Are you super excited for fresh spring/summer fruit!?