Happy New Year 2011|明けましておめでとうございます 2011

Happy new year, everyone.

Although Heathrow airport destroyed part of my holiday before Xmas, I could finally go to Japan and spend the new year there. For those I had to cancel the appointments, I’m sincerely sorry about that. For those I could meet, thank you for your time and it was a fantastic moment! I went for a drink, onsen trip, movie, a dinner at China town, had osechi, toshikoshi-soba, saw kohaku, heard the sound of joya-no-kane, saw ekiden, and went for new year sale…it was such a rich 1 week.

Now, this is a review of 2010.

[Tough year] In my blog post last year, I wrote “2010 will be a tough year too.” It was, indeed. The first half was really hard, I was really driven to a corner physically, mentally (and financially) because of job hunting. After getting a job, I spent all my energy to catch up. For the whole year, I was feeling stomachache.

[Achieved the goal!] However, my biggest goal for 2010…job-hunting, was quite successful! Having experienced the job-hunting in Japan 10 years ago, I was expecting that I had to compromise at some point…but I didn’t this time at all. I’m 100% happy with the result. So 2011 will be…

[More learning as UX] I’m not gonna write the detail here, but I want to gain more experience as UX designer, as well as using my own ideas a lot.

[Better private life] I did nothing other than job-hunting last year :'(, I want to have better private life this year.

  • (Finally) finish the project with my friend!
  • Want to travel more! (I might go to Germany in May…)
  • Start something new! (Probably Kyudo…or aromatherapy!)
  • Watch more movies! Listen to more music! Visit more museums!

[Healthier life] I was not really fit last year, it was not good for my mental health either. This year I should do some exercise regularly, cook well considering nutritional balance, and keep myself healthy!

Hope I can spend happy time with you too everyone 🙂




[耐えた年でした。] 去年のポストで「今年も耐える年になる」と書いていた私。ほんっとキツかった・・・。前半は就活で体力的にも精神的にも(金銭的にも)追い詰められていた感じで、余裕なかったなぁ・・・。就職した後はまたちょっとキャッチアップするのにあたふたした感じ・・・。胃が痛くなる1年でした。

[目標達成!] でも2010年最大の目標だった就職・・・おかげ様で100%満足な形で達成できました。日本での就活の経験から、どこか妥協しなきゃいけないだろうとタカをくくっていたのですが、全く妥協してません。今仕事に関しては完全に満足です。 という訳で2011年は・・・。

[UXとしての経験を積む] 詳細は書きませんが、UXデザイナーとしてどんどん経験を積みたいし、自分らしいアイデアもどんどん発信していきたいです。

[プライベートの充実] 去年就活以外何もしなかったので(汗)今年はもうちょっとプライベートを充実させていきたい・・・。

  • (改めて)友達とやっているプロジェクトを終わらせる!
  • 旅行に行きたい!(5月にとりあえずドイツに行けるかも・・・?)
  • 何か新しい事を始める!(弓道やりたいなぁ・・・でもアロマセラピーも気になる・・・)
  • もっと映画を見る!もっと音楽を聴く!もっと美術館に行く!

[もう少し健康的な生活に] 去年は本当に身体ヘロヘロになりながら過ごしてたので、精神衛生上もちょっとよくなかったです。今年は少し定期的に運動して、自炊もちゃんとバランス考えてしっかり健康状態を保って行きたいと思います。 それでは皆様、今年もよろしくお願いします。

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2011|明けましておめでとうございます 2011

  1. Hi, it surely sounds like you had a big challenge but somehow managed to make a steady headway. I would like to congratulate on all you achieved and wish the best for the new year. Go, Mayu! You have a lot awaiting you.

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