Blog update: “9-year anniversary”
Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 6/30 blog update, titled “9-year anniversary“:
Today, I woke up really really early
My family is still asleep, and it’s really quiet in my house…
While listening to the chirping of the song birds outside, I’m sitting on the sofa and typing up this blog
For us, today is a really important day
If it weren’t for this day 9 years ago, I’d probably be walking down a different road right now.
the day the members of ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou passed the Hello! Project Kids audition,
and joined Hello! Project
When I think about it now, why a shy person like me who disliked going out in front of people thought to go to the audition, it’s really mysterious
My mother’s friend who knows me well, “Since Maimi seems like the type least likely do this kind of job, it’s a wonder” she often seems to say.
When I was small, going to see my brothers’ baseball games,
I’d draw pictures in the ground, and I’d intently place up pebbles in the lines,
I’d search for four-leaf cloves in a trance,
since I liked simple things like that, becoming someone who sings and dances on a large stage in front of a lot of people, I don’t think anyone would’ve imagined that.
When I occasionally meet my close friend, and I listen to them talk about their job and school,
“Maimi, if you didn’t have this job I wonder what you’d be doing now I wonder what kind of job you’d have“
they often say
Certainly, if I didn’t think “I’ll go to the audition” on that day, I’d have a part-time job while going to college, and I’d probably pass the days like my close friends
Though I don’t know how many times there’ve been turning points in my life, 6/30/2002 is the biggest turning point up to now, I feel
Because that day came, I’ve been able to meet ℃-ute and the staff, and then all of the fans
Because that day came, I’ve been able to know the fun of singing and dancing and being in plays
Because that day came, I’ve been able to know the support of my family and lots of people
From when I was an elementary school student who couldn’t use keigo, I was taught a lot of manners and common sense, and I grew at a person,
during a painful time where I’d only make people angry at me and I couldn’t see the future, there was a moment where it seemed like I would quit,
though when I think about it now, all of that was necessary too
Because I thought, giving up, if I quit now, all the hard work, patience, troubles I gave my family, everything I did up until now, would’ve been all for nothing.
And then because I thought, above all, it would be inexcusable to those who supported me.
During the painful times, everyone’s support saved me time and time again.
No matter the life, there are always painful things and painful times, I feel.
Certainly, I think there’s also walls I will have to break down in the future too,
but I think that working hard is what saves me, so I want to continue to work hard no matter the situation
The experiences of these 9 years really are my treasure
From here, 10 years, 11 years, 12 years… more and more, I want to go and pile up a lot of experiences
Though I also wanted to write about yesterday’s solo event, this entry became too long, so I’ll write about it tomorrow
While eating, while getting ready, while doing various things I’ve typed this blog whenever there’s a spare moment, but it’s become this late
Already, it’s “Good afternoon” time, huh
For reading this far, thank you.
Please keep supporting me forever from here on
……Right now I’m on the train When I realized I had gotten on the wrong train, I had come to Tochigi
Ahhh Get it together