although not YPAA, i have been to a conference and what a time!! seeing the fun the young people were having was great!
something on this:
because it's huge numbers of outgoing people and I'm not sure how to act around all that
there will probably be quite a few there that really arent that outgoing.
if ya know where the conference is, look into the location. im sure there will be a place or 2 to get that alone time.
my best advise it take it all in. just BE and allow yourself to FEEL.
im an introvert,too, and the 2 conferences ive been to did drain me, but both were great experiences.
another thing: i couldnt socialize without alcohol,too. insecurities and low self esteem were the underlying issues. took care of that with the steps and im much better at socializing.
still gotta get away from large crowds when im around them,though- they drain me.
but im not anxious(fear) when im in large crowds.
all big book quotes from 1st edition