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Inspired: Decide to rise

Decide to rise

Decide to rise

Every day the first decision you make is whether or not to rise. Is it worth getting up or should I just stay in bed and wait for something better? Physically, most of us must make the choice to rise. We have work to do, a family to tend to, or a dog that needs walking. But what about mentally and emotionally? Are we all in — heart, body, and soul — or do we plunk along just trying to get back to bed at some point later that night? Are we even aware of the choice we’re making?

Lately, I’ve been working with being more conscious and present. As a writer, this is hard because I live my real life and I live my writing life and those two worlds often live in different places even though I haven’t yet found a way to clone myself. The two exist side-by-side the moment I open my eyes in the morning and I have to choose: rise or don’t. Put your best foot forward even if it scares the hell out of you, or don’t.

Me? I’m going to decide to rise. Always. I’m all in.

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


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