Readings & Meanings:
When I was 18 years old, I was still naive.
On New Year's, we went to see the first sunrise of the year.
"I'm very pleased to meet you; my name is Suzuki."
If you look carefully, you'll see that the radical on the left is nothing like 礻. Not even a little. See that extra dot we've got in the middle? That's how you know this radical is a scrunched form of 衣, which we know to be for clothing.
We've also got the "Katana" radical, 刀. This pictograph of a sword next to the clothing radical says (according to Kanji Networks) that the first step in making clothes is to cut the material. Fair enough.
始めまして or 初めまして? More on this later. For now, it seems that you can use either interchangeably for the greeting "hajimemashite."