I started this blog anonymously under the name “Bambi”, a nickname given to me because of my eyes. It was originally a sounding board for all the thoughts that my head had no space for. I wanted to be able to write without thinking about reactions, without people I know knowing it was me. Eventually, I embraced the exposure of the inner workings of my brain and, sometimes, my heart. I put my name on those speeches I was giving on my little soapbox on the Internet.
As of this month, Bambi’s Soapbox is now 3 years old. It’s become my special place where I try to show a different side of Lebanon – the one that I keep trying to find, the one I know certain people are trying to build, the one I want it to be whole-heartedly. It’s the Lebanon I hope to have a hand in creating one day. I try to show you that it’s not all bad, even at the times when I don’t believe it myself.
This blog is my on-going love letter to Lebanon so that when I forget why I love it, I can go back and find out. I’m a very guarded person but I put a lot of me into this blog and I am thankful that I have some readers relating to the moments when I’m human.
I won’t lie, Lebanon – it’s been harder to love you lately. But I’m going to try even if I have to leave at some point to keep doing so. I was always a sucker for a romance that could survive the test of time.
Here’s to three more years of climbing up on that soapbox!
Mabrouk for your upcoming anniversary. Carry on the good work, we all need people like you!
Thank you so much! Means a lot coming from you 🙂
Congratulations from Switzerland for the blog birthday! Your blog is very interesting, in fact it’s the only blog from Lebanon I am aware of and it is a welcome window to a country I know very few about, except from the news but your blog shows there is much more to tell about Lebanon than what we learn about in our newspapers. I am looking forward to read many more blog stories from you
Happy to hear it! Please keep reading! 😀