Hello! I just have some concerns I would like to get off of my chest, and I'm also looking for advice. This is my third year teaching and my second in the same building. I'm becoming concerned that I should be more involved with fellow teachers and staff or that my coworkers might wonder why I'm not incredibly involved in celebrations and other events exclusive to teachers and administration (we frequently have potlucks and staff parties, but I don't usually attend. The one time I did, nobody spoke to me, and my attempts to chime in went unnoticed. I am the youngest teacher in the building by many years. Among other adults, particularly my elders, I tend to be incredibly anxious and socially awkward, which makes me want to sit out. This is not to say I don't get along with my fellow teachers, because I do, but outside of work or in a group with them, I flounder. I teach in a very small town where everyone knows each other, but I live in the city about 40 minutes away. I just feel pressured to do more and I worry that my shyness and lack of participation in certain events will be frowned upon. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!