I don’t usually feature other people’s posts, but a friend of mine from AUB finally updated his blog after literally seven months of stagnation.
It was about damn time.
He made up for the abandonment by putting in a thoughtful piece about our little city. So because I really liked his reflection and agreed a lot with this sentiments, I’m sharin’ it.
Hope y’all enjoy!
To Write is to Forget: Beirut, I lo(athe)ve You
I’ve always (and not incorrectly) defined a Third Culture Kid as a person who has spent their childhood and formative years outside of their own culture. However, why are were three exactly? What makes up each one?
This short video does a great job of answering that question:
Since this little blog baby here is brand spankin’ new, I still haven’t formed an idea of what I want to write for a first post.
However, I do encourage you to pop over to the About page which would give you a pretty good idea of what this kid’s gonna grow into. It’ll be going in quite a different direction than previous blogs, which usually just morph into personal rambles. I whipped up this one to discuss something else that requires a lot more…thought, let’s say.
No Easy Answer comes from the fact that, when it comes to how I identify myself and especially, “where I’m from”…there is no easy answer. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve paused when someone asks where I came from or where I’d been before because I never know where to start. Over the years, I’ve acquired the “short version” answers, but if it opens up a conversation then I have to let my inquirers know that they’re in for a long story.
Why? It’s because I’m, quite simply, a Third Culture Kid. Long stories are what we are famous for, whether we like it or not.
This is where I’m going to share them.
I hope you stick around for the ride. This is the first time I make a blog based on a particular theme, so let me know what you think! I also encourage readers to ask questions and leave opinions and experiences of their own. I’d love to have some kind of community, even if it’s a tiny one.
See ya around!