Due to depression, I dropped out of high school in my old state. But now I live with a relative in a different state (lol, only 15 min away from the other state, so it's not like I moved far or anything) and after a year, finally got legalized in Jersey and hopefully come January, can attend the high school in this neighborhood. Thing is, when I started missing school back in my old state, I was already secluding myself from other people. It's been about two years since I have regularly talked to anyone outside of the <8 people I currently live with (only half of those are the ones I actually interact with everyday). I rarely go outside nowadays because frankly, I don't have the free time to (babysitting 24/7) and I'm not really up-to-date with cultural things. Also, i really honestly have no friends that are near me. I mean, I have one online friend but we rarely get to talk 'cause we've been busy and when we do talk, it's just by visual text and it's not like I can see her/hear her voice. I'm totally fine with that, but chatting by typing is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from chatting IN PERSON. And seeing how I've never really chatted regularly with a person outside of my family for the past two years, I was wondering if I could get advice/tips on how to interact with people. Specifically people I may encounter going to school: peers, teachers, etc. I've been scared because the day that I start school again is getting closer and closer but I've almost completely forgotten how to interact with new people and am naturally an introvert, somewhat anti-social, and really, REALLY awkward. Any suggestions, advice, tips, head-ups, etc? All and any would be appreciated. I'm attending a public high school in the suburbs if that helps you get any idea about what kind of setting I'll be in.