I am invited to a friend's New Years party and I don't know what to do. (more info)
He's a new friend of mine, we met this year. And he is having a New Years party and only people who are invited can go (which I am). I feel honored that I was invited, and deep inside I do want to go, but I have issues with myself. I'm not a party/social person and I get very anxious and uncomfortable in social situations. I'm a very shy person but I'm trying to change that and going to the party would be a start. I don't know what to tell my friend though, I don't want to just blow him off without talking to him about it but at the same time I don't want to be uncomfortable there. I'm stuck and I don't know what to do. What is the best way to talk to my friend about the situation without sounding rude?