When moving to a new city, it is always difficult to make new friends. With my social anxiety, I have a tendency to very-much-genuinely want to spend time with new people when they invite me. However, by the time that day comes around, I get super nervous–what will we talk about? Am I dressed okay? Will they get my sense of humor? What if they figure out I am weird? Many times, these anxious thoughts win out, I get nauseous, and end up making some excuse to not go out. This week, I didn’t let myself do that. I felt all the same fears when this lovely lady, Hillary invited me out to a local wine bar with her and one of her friends–but I pushed through it, and I went. I also had a great time. We were out for almost 4 hours, eating, chatting, and drinking delicious wine.