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Joy today: Just passing through

Sometimes you think you’re opening a door to an experience and the door doesn’t lead where you thought it would. It leads you to another door. Once you know that, pass through that room, learn what you can on the way, and go through the next door. Your purpose is elsewhere and life is short. Move on, grateful for the experience, knowing you got what you needed even if it wasn’t what you wanted. The best things that happen to me have nothing to do with my plans and everything to do with my presence. That door you walked through was just a path, not home. And that’s okay. You never know what may come of it, who you impacted on that journey, and how it may circle back in miraculous ways. Walk through that room, head up, eyes up, and with grace. You got this. Choice is a gift; treasure it.

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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