Two new things that I tried and learned this year
It has been a year since I entered college. When I entered college, I decided to try to actively do new things which I had not yet done. Mainly, I did two new things, and I learned valuable lessons from them.
First, I started taking an English speaking lesson in April. I want to go abroad and learn values and cultures different from Japan, and I want to work with foreign people. For these goals, I need to speak English for everyday conversation and business, so I started English lessons at JWU. JWU’s English classes were more focused on speaking, but the English classes I took in high school were mostly focused on grammar. When I started taking lessons, I only could answer “Yes” when asked a question, so and I was mostly listening to what the teacher was saying. However, I can ask questions to the teacher and say my opinion more clearly now. If I can speak English well, I can express my views to many people around the world, so I want to learn more vocabulary and speak English with more confidence.
Also, my major is fashion design, so I joined a fashion show, which is an event held in my department. The Department of Clothing and Design holds a fashion show at the school festival every year. I decided to join this event because I had been interested in it ever since I was a high school student. I thought of a theme and designed an outfit. After that, I tried to make the clothing. It was very difficult for me to make what I wanted, but it was a good opportunity to know what I’m good at and what I’m not good at. Moreover, I learned how difficult it is to make things from scratch, but also how fun it is to come up with an idea and try to make it a reality.
So again, from these experiences, I learned a lot and could share my ideas with more people. I have been enriched through these experiences. Next year, I would like to challenge myself even more and join an event or activity that is held outside of my school. After that, I would like to become a fashion designer and try to live in a foreign country, especially the capital of fashion design: France. I know becoming a fashion designer will not be easy, but I am ready to face the challenge because of my love for fashion.