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.