Never Give up!

BIO

My biography

I’m 15 year old Cheyenne Johnson. Ever since the age of six, music has been a passion of mine. I long to be in front of a crowd singing my favorite song that I wrote. The idea of showing the world new ideas and feelings is so incredible.

Music started to really take it’s place at age 11. That is when I learned to play guitar and write my own songs. My dad is the one who taught me guitar, and I read books to learn songwriting. I would even spent some days in my bedroom studying this subject. I learned so much that year.

I think the year between ages 12 and 13 was the year I have progressed the most. That was the year of seventh grade, when I performed a song for my Language Arts teacher. He liked the song except when I think about it now, I feel a bit embarassed. Recently I read through my old lyric book for that year, and thought it was written when I was nine. I checked the cover to find that it was seventh grade. I compared one of those songs to one I wrote this year. I found this incredibly remarkable.

During my eighth grade year I got so many opportunities to perform and show other people my passion. I got to play songs for my school, guitar teacher and the community I live in through a program called "Night of the Arts." I performed three times that night. I also showed my language arts teacher the lyrics I write about every week. I was fantastically enthused to hear that she enjoys reading them. I truly love to make people happy.

This year at eighth grade celebration I won five awards. They were for: Math, Language Arts, Physical Education, Choir, and for my academic grades. It was miraculous to receive them because I love doing great in school. It also gives me new inspiration for my writing.

Nowadays when I have something to write about, inspiration strikes again. I love the fact that songs are technically a self conversation (unless it’s a duet). According to my family I "talk a lot". They can't say that if I sing my words.

Songwriting isn't exactly to benefit myself, but also to help and inspire other people. That's one great thing that brings me so much enthusiasm. It's so much joy when I can use my own inspiration and give it to someone else to use too.

My motto is “never give up”. That came from personal experience myself. People thought that my “dream” was childish or immature. I never bothered to care about what they think. I want people to know that anything they set their mind to is possible. Well, almost anything. Riding unicorns is a little on the fantasy side. Being a singer/ songwriter is difficult, but not impossible. Don‘t focus on what could go wrong, but just believe in yourself and follow your dreams.

----CheyenneRJohnson

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6 Comments

  1. anonymousbutmaybe y on November 21, 2015 at 1:59 am

    You are on the right track! I am glad that you didn’t let anyone bring you down by saying that your dreams are too far-fetched because they don’t know how well you can do; no one can but you. Your poems and lyrics are really profound and well-written. “Never give up” is my second favorite motto because I know that if I had given up easily, I would have accomplished less or/and felt less good about my accomplishments. My main motto is that “this too shall pass” because it is realistic (not too optimistic or pessimistic). It means that if I have an A, it can change so I should not be overconfident but just keep myself in check. If I do badly in school, I know that it is not permanent so I can just work harder to improve. I can somewhat relate to you because when I won two awards at graduation, I was so proud and I felt ready to move on and keep working hard at school.

    • CadminJ on November 21, 2015 at 3:55 am

      Thank you so much. And I love that motto you spoke of, “this too shall pass”. And congratulations on winning those awards. Humans are capable of so many things, yet a lot of us don’t realize it.

      Keep after your dreams and never give up!,
      Cheyenne Johnson

  2. Sydney Moore on March 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Your blogs are so inspiring, I love how you always make a bad or sad situation into a good one. You are always so motivational and I’m proud to call you my friend and Sister in Christ. You are strong willed and very encouraging. Thanks so much for all the kind words and motivation..
    ~Sydney
    #SisterinChrist!

    • CadminJ on April 9, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      aww thank you so much Sydney. I’m glad to call you my friend too and I’m glad that I encourage you.
      Love you,
      Cheyenne

  3. Cheyenne tobin on October 9, 2016 at 4:44 am

    This is amazing cheyenne I’m so proud of this!!!

    • CadminJ on October 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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