THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY
I have had a wonderful rich life and have moved to many places.
One of the secrets to success has been to learn early on the importance of building community. The best way to combat shyness and insecurity is to jump in and get involved. Build your own community or align with something of interest whether it is a church, community group, sport etc.. Doing something that serves others along with yourself with assist you in finding your fit.
That feeling that you know you belong somewhere and are being useful and making a difference.
Reach out, introduce yourself and take the plunge. You might just be surprised that the people you meet have more in common with you than you originally realized.