In order to get there I have:
- Made a point of making small talk with people during my normal everyday activities.
- Accepted almost every invitation to a social event I have received this year.
- Tried to get to know some of my acquaintances better.
- Looked up some old friends and renewed the relationship.
Has it worked?
To some extent.
I have extended my social circle and met new people and from those I am gradually making more friends.