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Inspired: I’m Proud of My Contradictions

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I encourage authenticity in all people, and their right to make every choice that is right for them. It took me a long time to be proud of who I am at my core. I:
Love children and love love though I know the traditional family set up isn’t for me;
Grew up without enough and learned that I am enough;
Believe equally in the ancient wisdom of yoga and modern technology;
Am a New Yorker who lives in peace;
Am petite in stature and bold in personality;
Believe I have to be prepared to be lucky;
Have a plan and can let it go;
Am tough and fair, kind with a fierce sense of justice.
Who are you, contradictions and all? I’d love to hear from you!

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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 https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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3 thoughts on “Inspired: I’m Proud of My Contradictions

  1. I am a poet yet very practical.
    I love my daughter and support her to the ends of the earth yet I put my needs first.
    As a runner, I leave it all out on the roads yet I live with the late effects of paralytic polio.
    I love my running family and believe in the importance of family yet I severed ties with my family of origin.
    I live in the city yet I seek out the solitude of nature.

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    Posted by Mary McManus | July 20, 2014, 7:40 am
  2. I like the idea of living in harmony with your contradictions. I think one of my main contradictions is I am spiritual but practical. I like being around people, but also like my time alone. I love the time I spend with my son, but also cherish the moments when I can get out the house and do things that I like knowing he is being looked after. I am traditional in certain things, but love the unconventional. I would rather spend all of my money on experiences than on things…….

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    Posted by flowersforthemoon | July 20, 2014, 8:19 pm

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