Feel like I've been doing better lately, even the small interactions when I pass someone in the break room and say good morning.
We had a potluck today that felt like a setback, as I don't do well in social situations like that in a big group. I struggle to initiate conversations or even interject myself in current ones, and at times I perceived a few people talked to me out of pity. Whether true or not, who knows, but my mind thought that at least.
But for sure I'm taking solace in the fact that I have been more talkative in water-cooler type of interactions, as well as with my teammates joking around and all. So in that sense, yes it's progress, and now I have a bit more confidence to approach improving in situations with bigger groups.
Today was especially draining, I've basically locked myself in my room to recharge for the night.