I am quite shy and reserved and find social events can be stressful. I can never start a conversation with a stranger words get 'stuck' and my mind races in all directions, then I just want to make my excuses and get home. I feel I'm missing out on such a lot and would love to be more confident and engage more with 'anyone'. There is so much out there and I would love to be part of it. We have been asked to a party for a friends son recently married, at the moment I'm feeling a bit anxious 60% yes go, 40% make an excuse and stay at home. Would love any tips I can use.