About Miya

Let me introduce myself: My real name is Mirjam. And just for the record: I am not perfect. Sorry for destroying your dreams in case you thought so. I didn’t win any beauty contest nor am I surpassing the average in intelligence or sophistication. I might have some talent when it comes to music though. But I have not always been thinking so.I actually already loved singing and inventing songs as a little girl. And becoming a singer was my second dream after I had realized that becoming a princess wasn’t realistic. Well…these are girls’ dreams. And this was what people were thinking about my aspirations to become a singer. So I was talked out of this and ended up studying Business and Chinese (thus the name ‘Miya’).

I even started doubting my talent in music and hated my voice for quite a long time. But after I had walked a first part of the Way of St. James I started taking my music out into the public and intensifying writing as well as playing/singing. Music is simply the most important thing in my life. It leads me through good as well as bad times and I love creating feelings with it. Because writing songs is like painting pictures. You take a feeling and a scenery and then put them in a song the way it lets any listener “see” this glimpse of your world for a little while. It doesn’t even matter if he or she likes it. What counts is the creation of this piece of music. And then sharing it – because nothing goes beyond the magic created when another person loves that music – feeling understood, going with the beat or feeling moved by it.

12 Responses to About Miya

  1. You are really cool!

  2. Never let anyone take your dream away from you. If you want to write and sing, then do it. Never let someone else decide your fate. My Aunt did a pilgrimage through the entire Way of St. James. She said it was beautiful and inspiring, she could not explain in words how much it helped her find herself. I wish you luck in all of your endeavors and I hope you continue to do what you want to do… for yourself!

    • Miya Autumn says:

      Dear Mary

      Thank you very much for your nice comment. Oh yes, it is difficult to explain the Way of St. James to people who have never walked it. But it was the best experience I made so far. I also walked the entire way, but in 2 parts because I couldn’t take off work for so long. It definitely is very inspiring and you get the feeling like everything is possible in life if you just want it.
      I mean that’s how it actually really is. We just often decide to not do things out of fear and “because it’s not what people are supposed to do”.

      My way is actually even going on now. I want to work for a non-profit organization helping people in 3rd world countries with micro credits. And they are headquartered in San Francisco – another travel ahead and of course my guitalele will accompany me again! πŸ™‚

      • You are an amazing and caring person for doing what you do. I am glad I started this blog because I have met so many people, like you, who care about this world so much that they are willing to lend a hand to the people and places that need it. I hope to, one day, walk the Way of St. James! Keep all of us readers updated on your progress! πŸ™‚

      • Miya Autumn says:

        Oh I definitely will – through this blog πŸ˜‰

  3. mmadonna1 says:

    Odd that I happened upon your blog. My daughter has musical aspirations although she is studying psychology…early though. You’ve given me reason to keep inspiring her to follow her dreams even if I wish they had taken a different direction…thank you.

    • Miya Autumn says:

      Happy that my blog helps you to support your daughter in her aspirations. I am convinced she will find her way and live her dreams! And all of that with your support, wow! πŸ™‚

      I think it’s just really important to know what being a musician 100% means though. All the professional musicians I know have to play in projects they don’t like very much because they get a better pay there. You also usually don’t turn out rich – so it’s important to do it out of passion. I for my part have studied and work 90-100% while making music in my spare time. So I think the most important thing is to know what the positives and negatives of each decision might be in order to make a well-thought decision for oneself.

  4. mindfuldiary says:

    πŸ™‚ great to meet you!

  5. notedinnashville says:

    Miya, I have nominated you for a Leibster Award at http://notedinnashville.com/2012/12/26/liebster-award/.

    If you don’t wish to accept the award, just let the offer dissolve into the World Wide Web. I’ll still be your blogging buddy. -Anita

  6. The Rungs says:

    Just discovered your blog and listened to your music through that bandcamp media player. Keep singing and playing music!!! You have a beautiful voice πŸ™‚

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