I agree with Mark. In general I am a shy person and forced myself to get out of my comfort zone of being an observer to a someone who does things.
In recent months I found two walking partners, volunteered at my church's festival, and reached out to co-workers to have lunch. I contacted my diocese and will be joining their newly formed Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide group. I also signed up for a fitness program through my work that will have me walking with hundreds of other co-workers durng the course of the work week in the Fall and Spring semesters.
I even re-started coaching competitive scholastic chess in my spare time.
The local Knights of Columbus just started Columbiettes (not sure of the spelling). This is an a woman's auxilary to the KoC. Great way to volunteer, meet others, and keep busy.
Thanks so much. I joined a couple book discussion groups, am in a Theology of the Body study at my former parish on Monday nights. The people that go to it are really nice but I lost so many friends when I had to leave that parish. The old me would have bulldozed my way back in but I have learned the more I force myself in there, the worse it gets for me. I am attending a newer parish and I really like it. They have nore things for divorced people. I just need to make 1 or 2 close friends.