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Wonder: 15 years

It’s hard to imagine that 15 years have passed since 9/11. In the years immediately following that day, there was a televised memorial and the names would be read out loud so that we would not forget how many were lost and how much they meant to their friends and families. This morning I took a very long walk and thought of those people and their loved ones. With every step, I reminded myself how lucky I am to be here, what a gift life is and how fleeting it can be. It’s a feeling I will try to hang onto in memory of all of those who didn’t get the chance to see today.

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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