Making Friends

I was re-listening to Love 2.0 and I realized that I have been great at loving strangers and being kind to people I don’t know but when it comes to acquaintances that I could potentially turn into friendships (mainly other moms at my children’s school), I shut down. I’ll stand in a corner by myself or talk about negative things. It’s like I want to fail ahead of time so I won’t be rejected if I try to be friends with the person. I’m trying to push through it but I keep finding myself in the corner or being “doom and gloom,” as one mom called it. I’d love to make more friends but not sure how to make this breakthrough.