On the Importance of Writing with My Own Voice

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Dieser Beitrag ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar.

Two weeks ago I shared a blog post called Speak Your Truth with Your Own Voice.

I felt like sharing a little bit about how this may show up in practice while creating my blog posts.

Bilingual Authenticity

Personally, I often notice how important it is for me to speak with my own, authentic voice, when I work on the English translations of my blog posts (in the case of the German version coming through, first). As I am not a native speaker I sometimes ask my US-American husband, Kim, for advice.

Approaching My Own Expression

Perfectionist that he is, he always has a lot of helpful suggestions. However, at times those suggestions include changes that would not reflect my own voice, anymore. We then discuss a lot and, perfectionist that I am I ask a lot of questions (which he patiently answers) until I find a way to express my voice in English that feels authentic to me, even if that sometimes means to sound “German” or to make up a new word.

It seems that the courage to let something look imperfect sometimes exactly provides the crack that allows authenticity to come in.”

-Stefanie Neumann

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much love,

This post was inspired by Cathie Barash’s article Stay True to You on The Cathie Barash Blog.