Congratulations on making the move. It's not easy so be kind to yourself and appreciate how far you've come already.
I agree that going to Meetups alone can be daunting. I found that sending the organiser a message in advance letting them know I was new and would appreciate any help with introductions was useful. That way they are looking out for you in advance and, I have found, are more than happy to help.
What a great idea, thank you!
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