For the last two years.

I finished writing my travel log on Aomori trip last week and it made me very impressed. Actually I did the similar thing two years ago too. I wanted to introduce places I visited in Japan. I rented a server, got my own domain and made my website. I started writing blogs. But I couldn't continue to do at that time. Looking back at that time, I just too focused on "writing in English". Gradually I started to feel stress and tired after writing. "I'll have to write in English again" I ended up thinking so. In the end, I quit.

Six month later then, I visited Spain as a homestay for a month in order to spend all my payment holidays. This experience changed my mind for English. I decided to study English from now on. Also I got interested in learning cooking during the homestay. I started to work as a cooking staff in an elementary school. They hire people even with no cooking experience. It was lucky for me.

I worked from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Since the elementary school was close to my house I could be home by 5:30 p.m. I got more time than before. I started studying English. Sometimes I would take a nap instead of it as I had to go to work earlier in the morning!

Luckily, the English program I chose was good for me. I suppose it's one of the reasons why I've been able to keep on.

At the same time I often watched YouTube videos of Mentalist DaiGo who is good at psychology. What impressed me most was the saying "Habits make you". I couldn't agree more. I thought I should put studying English on my routine. I set a ground rule "Do study English at least 30 minutes everyday".

After a year and half, it's now, I started doing some writings again as you know. In comparison with before I can write faster and with no unpleasant. (Once a blog disappeared due to an Internet error, I got mad at it. haha) My mind for doing this has changed that here is a place I use my English I learnt. It's probably a big matter I got rid of my thinking "I've got to study English". Now whenever I think what I'm going to right now then doing something English comes to mind. That's good for me.

That's why I strongly think to make things your habit is really important. Now I still have a ways to go. Three steps forward and two or more steps back. I've been keeping on it. But I'll never give up.











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