I hear you @P12. It's hard, and it took me years to find the people in the small little group of friends I have now- mostly through work. I was told those things too- just do what you like, you'll find your tribe, and it was so frustrating, I often wantted to scream because it felt like it'd never happen. Then, it did.
As Basil has pointed out, there are many members here you can connect with and I hope you'll find a sense of community here and maybe a few friends among the forumites 😊
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