I find being social is hard, especially going to events where I don’t know anyone. The last couple of years have been difficult and in the last year, I’ve optioned to seclude myself from social events. Long story, but now I’m in a different head space and I’m ready to meet and get to know new people, make new friends, but going to these things are still hard and I won’t let not having anyone to go with deter me. I mean, I chose to seclude myself, so if I go back to joining the world, then I have to do it on my own, right? Otherwise, I’d be waiting and waiting and waiting for schedules to match. This past year, I’ve met a few new people in my dance class and I know there will be holiday parties and gatherings like that, that I’ve got to get out of my girlcave and meet the outside world. So imagining the parties are like this prior to actually going helps me to cope with social settings better. Everyone has their tactics. This is mine.