I noticed that the titles of three of my posts in July start with the word “just”. I knew that I was feeling insecure about my writing recently, feeling like it’s not very good, and like no one reads it anyway, but seeing the evidence right there, seeing that denigrating little word I used without thinking, makes me feel even worse.
In a way.
In another way, it makes me mad. It makes me mad at myself for still being that shy person who doesn’t value her own voice, and it makes me mad at everyone who’s ever made me feel that my voice doesn’t have value.