The reason why I started “Clear Colors”
I never imagined that I would be an English teacher.
When I was a high school student, I didn’t like learning English. My English grade was so poor that I avoided English in junior college, and worked at a company which didn’t require English skills. English was completely out of my life.
However, one moment changed my life dramatically.
When I was in my late twenties, I changed my job to develop my career, and I started working as an export coordinator for a manufacturing company.
The job was challenging for me, however, my English skills were so poor that I had a lot of trouble at work when I started working.
One day, I got a phone call from one of my business associates overseas. She called to ask about the shipping schedule. I was too surprised to say anything in English. I couldn’t understand what she was saying, and I couldn’t even say, “Just a moment, please.”
The only thing I could do was to hang up the phone without saying a word.
I was ashamed as a professional.
At the same, there was a similar moment in my private life. Most of my friends were getting married to their “Mr. Perfect”, but my “Mr. Perfect” was nowhere to be found.
I was lonely. I looked for another special someone who could understand me, but I couldn’t find him. I lost confidence at work, and also, in my private life. This made me even more lonely.
But then, I decided. Now was the time to change.
I was tired of thinking negatively.
I was tired of wasting time.
I was tired of waiting.
I wanted to be a more active and independent woman. This was the moment I decided to study English. I believed that English was the first step in changing who I was.
Learning English opened doors and revealed new possibilities. I could clearly see what was happening in my life.
Seeing this clear future was why I started “Clear Colors.”
Reiko Muroi / Clear Colors
初心者向け英語文法教室 Clear Colors