I rediscovered this tidbit the other day, tucked into one of my notebooks:
"tell your version of the truth
however inexpert it may be"
I couldn't remember where I picked it up from, but I knew that it was a fairly recent addition, and with a small amount of digging I found the source.
It came from a great post about writing with authenticity by Joanna Young on her Confident Writing blog.
These words in particular resonated with me. I picked them up and collected them eagerly when I first read them, and it gave me joy to rediscover them.
I find it enormously comforting to read this sentence. It is a sentence that I need. It reminds me that it's okay for me to muddle along in my own way.
I like it because it says to me, "don't worry, your voice is important too."