Re: 1 year out of the game...how to get back into it
Reading some of your old books would bring back the excitement and confidence from when you first started learning game. But ultimately you still got to put in the work. Go back to absolute basics:
TALK to people. Anyone and everyone. Everyone has a story to tell and people love to talk about themselves. So become genuinely interested in the story they have to tell. With no expectations other than having fun and enjoying meeting new people. This will get you back into your social groove and you'll have more confidence when you're ready to game.
Don't start off with the mindset of gaming women. You'll miss opportunities to meet some interesting people and who may have friends they would introduce you to down the road. Focus on making new friends and being social. Gaming girls should come second.
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