May 21, 2007

Changing environments

We're visiting my home country - Romania. We also visited Turkey for a week. It is an interesting and revealing trip anxiety wise.

I am now relaxed enough that I can observe things. One of the things I noticed is that people's temperament is different from country to country. People in Romania are much more reserved than the typical ones in US. The people in Turkey are much more open than both. I am even more reserved than the typical Romanian, but I want to be as open as a Turk. LOL how's that for high expectations.

But this explains why coming to US I felt more out of line than I felt at home in Romania. I was never comfortable here either and I have my issues anyway, but at least I can feel I am not as abnormal as I think I am.

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