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This just in: Your life is in your hands

Your life is in your hands

Your life is in your hands

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~Bob Moawad, author

This is a magical moment. It’s also scary as hell. All of a sudden you wake up and you realize your life is really all up to you. You steer it. You make the choices. You build your own road. It’s a lot of responsibility. It’s also one of the greatest privileges of being an adult. You aren’t trapped. Starting right now, you can make choices to change anything and everything in your life. The road to where you want to go may be long and winding but you can start your journey in that direction right now. One tiny step leads to another.

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


5 thoughts on “This just in: Your life is in your hands

  1. Nice post Christa! I started following your journey via a different wordpress id back when you were blogging under Christa in New York. When the life you created in NYC was dissipating, my life here in Arkansas was also on a path of dissolution and re-creation. Your sharing and wisdom helped to keep me going one tiny step after another during that time. Thanks for that! Look forward to hearing about your next steps in life and in D.C.


    Posted by Jan Schaper | February 28, 2015, 2:19 pm
    • Hi Jan! This is such a nice comment to receive. Yes, the URL is still but I just changed the title to my full name for now. Life is DC is going really well. One week here and I already love it. Our lives are always in the process of creation. I’m so glad me sharing my journey has helped you as well. It’s certainly helped me to write about it. Are you still in Arkansas or have you moved to a new place?


      Posted by Christa | February 28, 2015, 2:48 pm
      • I am still in Arkansas and in a fantastic new home in the woods. The entire moving process came together with so much support from all directions I just had to trust it was the perfect next step. Look forward to keeping up with your transition into a wonderful life in D.C.


        Posted by Jan Schaper | March 1, 2015, 10:49 pm
      • Jan, that’s awesome! Congratulations. Are there pictures on your blog?


        Posted by Christa | March 2, 2015, 8:07 am
      • Hi Christa, Thanks for your support. The photos in my blog posts were all taken at my home or in my “neighborhood.” There aren’t many but I hope to be adding more in the weeks to come.


        Posted by Jan Schaper | March 2, 2015, 9:37 pm

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