How Hatsune Miku Got My Groove Back

Have you ever had that moment where you think “I’ve got to get back to work”? That moment where you realize you’ve got to get off the couch and do something with your life.

I had that moment today while listening to Hatsune Miku’s “Levan Polkka.”

I didn’t think “I’m an adult man who is listening to an animated teen pop star. What am I doing with my life?”

I thought “Who wouldn’t want to be in Hatsune Miku’s shoes? But: Life isn’t all dancing and flowers. You have to work too.”

I have plans to make something of my life. I will be continuing my education soon, so it’s not like, despite the amount of time I’ve spent looking at a computer or TV screen, I’ve been wasting my time, doing nothing.


But, my brain is still catching up to my body: For the past month, I have struggled with accepting the fact that “Yes. My life is moving forward again. Soon, it will be time to get back to work.” That’s why my revelation during “Levan Polkka” was like a much-needed slap in the face — it was a reminder that my life is more than I had made it be.

I spent the last two years blogging, soul-searching, and praying — trying to find out who I was, and who I wanted to be. The reason why is because, when I was in school, I felt like I never had the chance to do that. I was always so busy, or hanging with friends, that I feel like I never gave myself the chance to just sit down and think. I never realized how important self-reflection could be.

But, now I’ve done everything I wanted to do when I came home:
I’ve talked with people from the Christian organization Movieguide, and now understand why they do things the way they do.
I’ve reached out to people — and will continue to reach out to people — because it is my duty as a Catholic to spread empathy and love. (Matthew 5:16)
I’ve started a blog.
I’ve read A Game of Thrones.
I’ve played Skyrim.

And now, it’s time to get back to work.


So, thank you Hatsune Miku.

Thank you for helping me to realize that there is more to life than sitting on the couch.

Thank you for helping me to get my groove back.


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