Lin-Manuel Miranda is the musical mastermind behind In The Heights, Hamilton, and the music of Moana. He's also an author, activist, lover of hats, and generally inspirational human being. His social media is typically pretty positive and forward-thinking, and this year's New Year's Eve post was no different. He opted to inspire his followers to keep working by showing us all what his New Year's was like a few years ago.
As a retired Lieutenant General who is fascinated by history and your music, you got it just right. Thanks for the gift.— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) December 31, 2017
It's weird. Some holiday, 6 years ago, you were writing a rap battle between two historical figures. And now, hundreds of thousands of people per day are singing and rapping along to it. Happy New Year, Lin!— Wouter (@WouterBosDesign) December 31, 2017
If you start reading this tweet tonight at 11:59:54, you'll read "Don't give up." at midnight. Start your new year right.— your obedient servant (@_AdotHam) December 31, 2017
It certainly worked out well mister! Congrats and Happy New Year!— Michael Xavier (@michaelxavierUK) January 1, 2018
THANK YOU for sharing THIS! EXTREMELY INSPIRATIONAL. 😊BLESSING to YOU&YOUR FAMILY.— Heather B (@thehappyhourwHB) January 1, 2018
Thanks for the inspiration, Lin! We're probably not going to write a groundbreaking genre-creating musical, but this was easily enough inspiration for us to get up, put on pants, and do the thing!