With mum going into a care home it means I’m living alone for the first time, ever, at age 47. Yes some people would find that hard to believe, but please be supportive.
I’ve been her main carer for about 10 years; I’m introvert, and have found socialising very hard, particularly as I’m anxious. I do go outdoors daily (pushing myself to do so). With the transition to living alone, and no longer being her carer, I’m finding a) how few friends I’ve got b) am clueless how to make friends c) not sure what the rules/laws etc are re: meeting others…. As far as ‘at home hobbies’ go I’ve got things eg reading, scraperfoils…. It’s friends I need as I’ve few family.
I don’t know what to do, and I’m terrified of the whole change to my life. I need ideas and help please. I’m scared, and often find myself bluffing people that I’m ok but I’m not.