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Be in the mess of life

Be in the mess of life

“It’s all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life.” ~William Leal

All we want is order, right? We want to be in the groove, moving easily through life with no sorrows, regrets, anxieties, or fears. If only that could be true, at least for a moment. The older I get, the more I realize that the beauty of life is in the mess of it all. We have to let others see our mess, and be willing to see, accept, and love the mess of others. We’ve got to let it all hang out if we’re going to hang together. This means being vulnerable, and here’s why that’s so important: to find the people really meant to be in our lives, we have to be able to be who we are without pretenses, without carefully constructed facades. No more hiding. No more pretending. No more guarding. Let’s open up, and create a space so safe in our corner of the world that we encourage other people to do the same. Let’s make ourselves available to be in every moment, to be present in the presence of others, to be in the mess of life instead of always trying to scrub it clean. Join me?

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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