365 Days in Aspen

Observing

observing2016-12-28-14-06-23The beauty of writing a daily blog is that it focuses you to, well, focus. To observe. To pay attention. Some days it's a bit of a struggle to figure out what to write. Others, I have to choose from more than one topic. 

If you're looking for a resolution for the new year, I heartily recommend writing a blog. It doesn't matter if anyone reads it or not. It also doesn't matter if you have a theme. Just go out and observe – and put it out there. 

I'm finding that writing a blog is more fulfilling than a journal. When I kept a journal, I found myself venting my negative thoughts and worries. And that can be helpful – up to a point. Eventually, though, it can be draining. Not to mention de-motivating. I got to the point of looking at my journal and felt the "energy" from it. Not good. 

Of cou2016-12-28-14-06-21rse, as the author and expert of "Bad Things," I know the importance of "face it, feel it, free it." I also denounce those who try to force others into thinking positively 100% of the time. It's not only unrealistic, it also suppresses those subconscious sabotaging thoughts that wreak havoc in our lives. 

But I can also attest that it's helpful to "look for the good" in life. Whether you've moved to a land of miraculous beauty as I have or not, you can look at the world with new eyes. 

Enjoy.

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