It’s 2017!


Today my dad said something quite interesting (well I mean he always does and I am pretty sure MLK said something like this). But he said “It’s not how long you live, but it’s how you lived.” Kind of scary right? Don’t we all want to live a long life? Yes, but to be honest, these words have been on my mind all day. These words had really spoken to me, and I began to ponder on all of the good and bad of 2016. I began to think about the things I did or the things I wish I could’ve done. The people I met, the places I’ve been, school, work and the list goes on and on. But, I started to break apart the words my dad had said earlier, and to truly digest them. And so I began. Okay, “It’s not how long you live, but it’s how you lived”.  These words are actually quite simple. At the end of it all (or in this case last year), did I live my life savoring the moments? Did I live my life with purpose? Did I serve God? Did I love others? These are all valid questions. And to be real, I know I could have done better. So, in 2017 I am going to dedicate my life to all of these things and strive for more!

I hope this inspires you to strive for more in 2017. It’s okay if you didn’t accomplish all of the things you wanted to last year.  This year is going to be great!

This morning I read this scripture on the bible app:

“Behold, I will do a new thing,

Now it shall spring forth;

Shall you not know it?

I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43: 19

(Let’s embrace the new things that God has for us this year!)

Happy New Year!

(Oh and one more thing, blogging is hard! Especially with school and work. But, this year I will try to be more consistent- I feel like I have so much to share!)

& remember you are wonder,

-Aolani ♥



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