I've always been known as the timid girl in Jubilife village. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's a part of who I am. Every day, I see my fellow Galaxy Survey Corps members going out on missions and facing challenges head-on. And here I am, struggling to even speak up in a group conversation.

I wish I could be more like them - confident, brave, and fearless. But every time I try to push myself out of my comfort zone, fear takes over and holds me back. What if they laugh at me? What if they think less of me? These thoughts constantly plague my mind and keep me rooted in place.

Even simple tasks like asking for help or expressing an opinion seem impossible for someone like me. The fear of rejection or judgment looms large over every interaction, making it hard for me to truly connect with others.

But deep down inside, there is a spark - a tiny glimmer of hope that maybe one day things will change. Maybe one day, I'll find the courage within myself to break free from this timid shell that has confined me for so long.

Until then, all I can do is take small steps towards overcoming my fears. Whether it's speaking up during meetings or taking on new responsibilities within the Corps, each little victory brings me closer to becoming the person I aspire to be.

Maybe one day people will see beyond just Akari - the timid girl from Jubilife village - and recognize her potential beneath the surface.