*It’s only my hand drawing without any draft or planning (LOL) but I drew it thanking you all!
Year 2009 is getting over…
How was this year to you? Did you have special days or experiences or achievements or anything this year? As for me, altogether I’d say this year was very good!
-good things- 😀
-I could finally travel abroad for the first time in 4 or 5 years. I went to Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.
-I was able to have 2 Onsen (hot spring) trips: one was to West Japan, including Kyoto and Osaka, the other one was with Pi-chan.
-I worked harder on this blog, and it seems that the visiters, subscribers, and comments have increased a lot, compared to this time last year.
-I could get connected with many people from blogging, and I actually made friends with some of them. I met them in person! There was even someone who I worked with! This is so great, as it’s one of the purposes of keeping this blog.
-I started to trade stocks and made good profit out of them for a beginner. (beginner’s luck?!)
-I challenged DECOTTI and decoden for the first time but they went good.
-Thanks to Pi-chan, I found exuberant motherhood inside myself, which was least expected in my life so far and widen my way of thinking.
-bad things- 😦
-I have become too busy to see friends often.
-I got fat because I have to work on computer too long hours and no time to exercise.
-For the same reason above, I sometimes suffer from back ache, dry eye, and stiff shoulder.
-I had less job offers for writing (in Japanese).
This year I had more good things than bad things, which I believe is because sometime ago, it was vice versa.
Then what I want to achieve next year?
-I need to work out to get fit and lose accursed fat! I’ve made an appointment for a beginner Belly Dance class that is open for trial on 8th Jan. 2010.
-I learned how it’s like to trade stocks this year, which was less risky compared with Forex because there’s no notion of leverage. Now I’m starting to study Forex and I will practice trading on Forex next year to gain profit safely.
-I work on blog as much as I have done this year, to make it more useful, informative, helpful, enjoyable and interesting to my blog readers. Hopefully I want to make a free material for you to enjoy. But I wonder what topic will make many of my blog readers happy.
-I want to enjoy cooking more. Now it has become a chore that I cannot stop and keep doing day after day. I want to change my mind.
To make these possible, I know I have to give up some things. That’s how things are.
I will have less time seeing my friends, which I have to accept.
I will have to struggle and suffer from practicing trading Forex.
I will have no time to study foreign language, even though I’m quite interested in that.
I will have small time of reading books, and almost no time to watch TV and movie. (same as this year)
I will be busy again…
But it’s OK, I have a big goal, and to achieve it I can accept this.
I wish you all the best for 2010, and I’ll see you again in next year! As mentioned in my last post, end of the year to early January is a long period of holiday for Japanese people who can finally rest from work. It’s only Golden Week in May and this time of the year that we can rest without hesitation against our colleagues or boss of the company that one works for. That’s why many of us travel this time paying 3 times more money than off-peak season.
I will be away from blogging for a while, maybe until around 3rd of January.
Thank you for reading my blog, and exchanging comments or messages with me from time to time.
I really enjoy communication with people from various places around the world. I will just do my best to keep this blog a better place for you and make it useful or informative and also entertaining. If you have any opinions, suggestions, messages, or anything, please feel free to contact me or leave me comments. 🙂
How would you like to spend next year? Do you have any big plan or goal?
Best wishes for your new year 2010!!