Monday, December 14, 2009

Nostalgic..


I really miss these beautiful people.
Ukraine was so wonderful.
Beautiful, exposed, inviting, humble.
I went three different summers,
and each time I was reminded of how sovereign God is,
and how small I am.

I don't know if God will ever allow me to return there,
but my heart will be connected to them forever.

Hollyn

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pondering

what life would have been like if I had pursued my past dreams of becoming a fashion designer....

Monday, May 25, 2009

What if?

What if there was no light?
Nothing wrong, nothing right.
What if there was no time?
And no reason or rhyme?
What if you should decide
That you don't want me there by your side,
That you don't want me there in your life.

What if I got it wrong?
And no poem or song 
Could put right what I got wrong,
Or make you feel I belong.
What if you should decide 
that you don't want me there by your side,
that you don't want me there in your life?

Oh, That's right,
Let's take a breath, jump over the side.
Oh, That's right,
How can you know it if you don't even try?
Oh, that's right.

Every step that you take
Could be your biggest mistake.
It could bend or it could break
but that's the risk that you take.
What if you should decide
that you don't want me there by your side,
that you don't want me there in your life?


-Coldplay, X&Y

Sunday, April 19, 2009

my first blog sent via text messaging...i'm not quite sure how this works..

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Relax.

I just turned in my huge research paper yesterday.
I feel so relieved to have that finished!
Yesterday, I went to my classes, half asleep,
and then got a haircut, enjoyed a nice dinner, and watched a movie.

Today I'm getting my first massage and I cannot even wait.
I've been saving it for after the half marathon, which was last weekend.

That was fun.  Half marathon.  Not sure if I'll do it again ! 
Probably will...we'll see.
at least I got a medal, t-shirt, and a water bottle for finishing.

Only 4 weeks left until finals begin!
Where did this year go?
Once again, the two semesters of college have flown by without my knowledge.  

I can't wait to go home for Easter.
It's been almost a month since the last time I was there.
I miss Happy, my dog.  
I miss Beaumont.
I miss Paul.

I am excited to spend some time in the Southeast.

Waco is great, don't get me wrong.  But it will be nice to be back home for a little while.

It is a beautiful day.  
time for a run. 



Monday, March 23, 2009

Things I love:

Rainy days with nowhere to go.
Blue Ukraine skies over the yellow wheat fields.
My Savior.
Trees and their shadows.
The book of Job.
Meaningful books.
Thoughtful Gifts.
Animals.
Warmth.
Music.
Good conversations.
Singing.
History.
Painting.
Driving long distances by myself on pretty days.
Cleaning.
Flowers.
Fruit.
Family.
Close friends.
My best friend, Paul.
Reading the Bible.
Children.
Dance, all types.
Learning about other cultures.
Traveling.
Exploring.
Happy, my dog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm not supposed to be doing this.

I should be working on my outline that is due tomorrow.  
Instead, I continue to procrastinate.  
I'll be done soon enough and will get onto my work...

Until then, I would like to say that am loving this warm weather.  Also, I can't wait until summer..
Even though I still will be in summer school, it will at least be summer.

Also, I saw The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and it was INCREDIBLE.  I need everyone to see it. PRONTO.

I have exactly 9 days until my half marathon.  Getting a little excited/nervous.  I hope it works out for me..ha.

Ok well I have dinner now.  

OH, I enjoy listening to people rap.  It's very entertaining.  

KBYE.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire



















was amazing.



Amazing doesn't describe it, really.

I saw it tonight and understand completely why it won 8 oscar awards.

I have several movies I need to see:
Doubt
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Defiance
He's Just not That into You
..and some others I can't think of right now.

Today was a nice Saturday. I went to a recital of someone in my studio. He did such a great job. It's really neat to see people improve over a period of time. I really could see differences in his voice from the first semester I was here. It makes me excited to continue in my lessons and to continue to grow as a musician.

I really love Coldplay. I was listening to my iPod on shuffle when I ran this morning, and one of their songs came on.

So, I leave you with this song to listen to and to love: "Swallowed in the Sea"





Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I am enjoying these things

Pandora Internet Radio.
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander.
Ephesians 4 and 5.
New running shoes.
Clean clothes.
Foggy days.
Coffee.
Leather backpack.
Johann Sebastian Bach, still.
Breaks between classes.

"In Your will is my peace." -Clive Staples Lewis

Monday, February 16, 2009

I apologize...

for my last entry. It was an unfortunate thing that I decided to write with the state of fatigue I was in.
It happens..

I had a wonderful weekend. Paul came into town and it was truly special. I value him deeply and am so incredibly blessed to have had him in my life for the past year and a half or so.

We went to Austin on Saturday. I love that city. It's so unique and beautiful. I wish I could visit more often.

I learned some things about J. S. Bach in my Music History class today. He was an extremely interesting and exceptionally talented musician. The way he perceived things is absolutely remarkable. I read that he could walk into a room, concert hall or not, and be able to immediately pick out the flaws and the advantages the room's structure would facilitate in producing sound. He also understood organs perfectly. I find it all fascinating, because I am not even close to being that talented.

Today was a foggy day. I feel like I could take a nap right about now. Instead, I am at the library trying to figure out what to write my research paper on and then off to run, since I was unable the past several days.

Here is a song that has ministered to my heart for several years. It's called "Better," by a girl named Lauren McCuistion:
God, You know my heart
I've laid it down before you.
God, You know my deep desire
How I only want to honor You.
And I know that You've got the desire of my heart
And You've got it set apart.
And You know the better thing,
And I've simply got to trust
That if You choose not to give me what I want,
You'll give me something better.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here again.

Today my first class was cancelled due to an ice storm that visited us.  It was a nice day to sleep in, seeing as how it was painfully frigid outside.  However, looking at a tree stiff from the ice was rare and beautiful.

I have been cold for 4 days.  My family and I had to travel to Arkansas for my Great-Grandmother's funeral.  The funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, but because of the ice storm, it was moved to Monday morning so that everyone could get out before the storm hit.  The funeral ended up being on Monday morning and we left right after.  

I can tell you right now this isn't going to be very good.  I'm exhausted...have been for almost a week now.  

Lost was incredible tonight.  I love it.  Can't get enough of it.  

But I digress, listen to "Widmung" by Robert Schumann and be inspired.

Goodnight all.

Friday, January 23, 2009

If Dogs Could Model...

"If dogs could model, my dog would be one."

-Ashley Morris (quote of the day)

We love dogs here in apt. 2301.  It's been made apparent several times that one of my roommates, not naming any names, would actually choose a PUPPY over a BABY, if the option came with giving birth...  
Interesting.

Interesting is the perfect word to describe my day.  

Paul's band played at Common Grounds last night.  It so wonderful having them here and the weather was great for an outdoors show.  
Even though the guys were here, I still had school to attend..and so once I was out, I was picked up by all 6 of them, in my 5 seat car.  I soon found out that 2 boys were riding in the trunk.  
So that was something. 

Later, we had lunch and I received some sad news that my 99 year old Great Grandmother, Mom Muzzy, passed away today.  It is sad that she is gone from this Earth, but I know she is much happier and satisfied now, praising the King and marveling in His glorious presence.  It is such a great comfort to know that as Christians, we have no need to fear death. 

Tonight, I had a choir/handbell concert.  It was actually about 15-20 ensembles from the School of Music that performed.  Some of the repertoire was incredible and I felt privileged to be performing with such talented musicians.  It makes me want to work harder at perfecting what I am doing.

I'm off to have a bit to eat, maybe a game of scrabble, and then time for some much needed beauty rest. 

"The path of the righteous is level; You make level the way of the righteous.  In the path of Your judgements, O Lord, we wait for You; Your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul."
Isaiah 26:7-8

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Harder than it looks..

This site is more difficult to manipulate than I first thought.  It's interesting though, I will say that.

I'm sad I missed the inauguration speech from President Obama.  I heard it was wonderful.
Hopefully I'll hear it soon.

Today was beautiful.  The sky was the most perfect blue and the cool, crisp air complimented the sunny day perfectly.  
I have been listening to James Morrison today, his new album- Songs for You, Truths for Me.
I especially recommend Track 2, Save Yourself.  
Really, they are all good...it's James Morrison.  

And now, onto my Music History homework I've been putting off all weekend....

À bientôt.


"I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.  For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let your glory be over all the earth!"  
Psalm 57:9-11

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day one...

Well here it is.  My very first Blog...except for that other one I had.  But nevermind that.  
I am excited to start this, seeing as how I don't usually do much writing, other than in my journal.  I really never considered myself as a writer, but I think this is a neat little activity and will be glad to write notes every now and then.

I had a wonderful weekend: Thank you Martin Luther King, Jr.  What a wonderful man.
It consisted of Bride Wars (for the second time-thanks Kate for the inspiration to work out more), Chedder's with good company, a little shopping, Scrabble (one of my new favorite games), and the beginning of training for a half marathon.  
Yes, I said half marathon.
It has been decided, with the help of my roommates, that I am destined to participate in a marathon.  When we all realized it is not possible for me to run for 28 or however many miles long a marathon is, we resolved on a half marathon.  

So here I begin: day one on training for my very first HALF marathon, accompanied by my first post on this lovely site.

Yours truly,
Hollyn