My friend is throwing a holiday party tonight, and I'm invited, but she will be the only person there that I know. I am super crazy shy, and I can see myself being that awkward girl who sits on the couch, not saying anything. So...I'm a little reluctant to go. Plus, there are transportation issues, and I have to wake up early tomorrow, but it's mainly my being all lame and shy that makes me really not want to go.
Should I suck it up and go?
If yes, how the hell do you talk to people you don't know? At all?! Especially when they know each other?
If not, when I call her and tell her I can't make it, should I tell her that I don't want to go because I'm shy, or give her one of my other reasons?