In a lot of ways, this post is about one of the biggest struggles I have here in Romania.
Living in a city of two million and in a country whose language and culture I barely understand, far from most friends and family and away from the people who have held me accountable for years, I often feel invisible. I could probably go the whole day and not run into a single familiar face or have a single person say “Bună ziua, hello” or “Cum eşti? How are you?” It’s embarrassing, but I’ve often had to stop myself from taking care of… errr, well… nasal maintenance in public. I just sometimes forget that people really do notice I’m here.
I’m tempted to think I’m invisible, unnoticed.
There’s a deeper truth here than just remembering not to embarrass yourself in public.