Today, I want to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while now. Being the smallest member of the Concert Band, I often get comments about how petite I am. People always seem surprised when they see me playing the contrabass, as if my size should limit what instruments I can play.

But let me tell you something - being petite is not a limitation. It's just a part of who I am. Sure, playing such a big instrument like the contrabass can be challenging at times. The strings are thick and heavy, and they can really hurt my fingers if I'm not careful. But that doesn't mean I can't do it.

I may be small in stature, but when it comes to music, size doesn't matter. What matters is passion and dedication. And believe me, I have plenty of both when it comes to playing music with my friends in the band.

Playing the contrabass allows me to express myself in ways that words never could. The deep tones resonate within me and fill me with joy every time we perform together as a group.

Despite my timid nature and lack of self-confidence at times, music has always been there for me as an outlet for expression and creativity. It's where I feel most alive and free from all worries or doubts.

And even though some people may underestimate me because of my size or appearance, I know that what truly matters is how much heart and soul you put into your craft.

So next time someone doubts your abilities because of your size or looks remember this - petite is not a size; it's an attitude towards life! Embrace who you are fully without any reservations!

Keep shining brightly, Midori