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Inspired: My happy list

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the next phase of my career as I wind down my consulting work. To help me figure out which step to take next, I started creating a list by asking myself the question, “What makes me happy?” I didn’t censor nor edit myself in any way, a rare state of mind for me. Here are the first answers I found. Crank up Pharrell!:

1.) Working with others, especially creative and funny artists like the people who worked on Sing After Storms
2.) Phineas
3.) My cutie nieces
4.) Baking bread
5.) Walking through Home Goods and fantasizing about decorating my next apartment
6.) Shopping at Whole Foods, especially in the produce section
7.) Seeing old friends greet each other on the street
8.) Stretching and walking
9.) A good story in any form
10.) Seeing someone live their passion and rise to their potential
11.) Autumn

What makes you happy?


About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at


One thought on “Inspired: My happy list

  1. I share many of these same ones! It’s really important to do what you love, glad you are on that journey 🙂


    Posted by keraoregan | June 26, 2014, 4:57 am

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