I recently traveled out-of-state for a writing conference and spent four days with about two hundred people I had never met. As soon as I arrived, I walked into the meal hall, barely hearing my own voice above all the people talking.
But I knew none of them. And none of them knew me.
Being unknown was exciting. Strangers and I could start right there, without any long-outdated first impressions or other friends’ opinions getting in the way.