I'm on the train home after having to leave a work networking party early. I couldn't handle not knowing anyone and the fact that I'm not actually in the industry. (I'm in the admin team in a consulting firm.)
Any advice on how to quash social anxieties at parties you have to attend. I'm also now stressing that I'm going be called out for bailing early and not helping clean up but I was about to have a panic attack at my inability to make chit chat.
Eta: I missed my stop while writing this. Fml