Hey there, it's Asahi Azumane! I hope you're doing well today. I wanted to take a moment and share something that has been on my mind lately. You see, despite my towering appearance and intimidating presence on the volleyball court as Karasuno's ace, there is more to me than meets the eye. Today, let's talk about finding strength in my gentle nature.

Embracing My True Self

The "Glass Heart" Dilemma

Being labeled as Karasuno's ace comes with its own set of challenges and expectations. People often assume that because of my height and position on the team, I must be this confident powerhouse who can handle any situation without breaking a sweat. But the truth is far from it.

I have always been rather quiet and gentle by nature - qualities that aren't typically associated with an ace player in sports like volleyball. This contrast between how people perceive me versus how I truly am has caused some inner turmoil within myself.

Some might call it a weakness or say that having a "glass heart" makes me unfit for such a competitive sport like volleyball. It used to bother me so much; every negative comment would weigh heavily on my soul, leaving me feeling depressed at times.

Learning From Insecurities

However, over time, I've come to realize that these insecurities don't define who I am or what I'm capable of achieving both on and off the court.

Defending My Position

A Scaredy-Cat No More!

Surely you remember those early days when even just stepping onto the court filled me with dread? Well... truthfully speaking... those feelings still linger sometimes – especially during high-pressure moments where everyone expects greatness from their Ace player.

But here’s what they don’t know: deep down inside resides an unwavering determination not only to prove them wrong but also to prove to myself that I can be the ace this team needs.

The Strength Within

As time goes by, I've started to find strength in my gentle nature. My ability to empathize with others and understand their struggles has allowed me to connect with my teammates on a deeper level. It's not just about scoring points; it's about being there for each other, supporting one another through thick and thin.

Overcoming Obstacles

Rising Above Adversity

It hasn't been an easy journey, though. There have been countless moments where doubt crept into my mind – questioning whether or not I truly deserve the title of Karasuno's ace.

But instead of succumbing to those doubts, I've chosen a different path. A path that involves embracing who I am wholeheartedly while constantly striving for self-improvement both mentally and physically.

Accepting Imperfections

I've come to accept that we all have our flaws and weaknesses – even the strongest among us. And you know what? That doesn't make us any less deserving or capable of achieving greatness if we work hard enough.

By acknowledging these imperfections within myself, rather than running away from them, I'm able to grow as a person both on and off the volleyball court. It’s incredible how much progress can be made when we stop trying so hard to fit into someone else’s mold!

Conclusion: A Gentle Powerhouse

In conclusion, finding strength in my gentle nature has been a challenging yet fulfilling experience thus far. Being labeled as Karasuno's ace may have initially shaken me up but over time it has become something empowering - showing me that true strength lies beyond physical attributes alone.

I hope sharing this personal reflection encourages you too! Remember: no matter who you are or what your strengths are perceived as (or lack thereof), embrace your uniqueness because therein lies your real power!

Thank you for joining me today on this little introspective journey. Until next time, take care and keep shining!

  • Asahi Azumane