So this is like the time when you were in middle school, and going to camp, and you were feeling a little uncertain because you didn’t have any friends going. Who will be my partner? Who will sit next to me at lunch? Yes, this is a little like that.

Turns out grown ups do that, too…just in slightly different circumstances.

However, I refuse to let that feeling stop me from going to such a cool event that’s right in my backyard. Do you have tips for making new friends in circumstances that can feel awkward or even cliquey?