What do you do with people? I have a hard time coming up with non-happy hour activities.
To which I say, anything minus the alcohol. Go to happy hour but order a soda water instead. Go mini golfing, out to dinner, grab coffee, ice skate, take a walk on the bike creek path, watch a matinee, eat gelato, hike, rent bikes, geocache something, build a house of cards, and wander around. All of these things sounded serially lame to me before I stopped drinking. If activities didn’t involve drinks, you could almost certainly count me out. This was one of the first red flags I recognized; not wanting to do things that excluded drinking.
Whitney and I cook (more like, Whitney cooks, I hoover the results) and watch terrible movies. Ariana and I have slumber parties and go to brunch. Sarah Jane invites me to join her on outings with her new puppy. Alice and I go to Bar Method together a few times a week, sometimes 15 times in a month just for free socks. Kitzel and I meet up for coffees with paperback memoirs to swap and talk about horses.
Do what you enjoy. For example, I detest making things and crafts in general so I never force myself to try it again. Don’t overthink it so much. These “serially lame” suggestions are things I genuinely enjoy doing now. Who knew?