I’m sitting in a hotel bar now on my own. Lots of older people being given table service. I waited 15 minutes and went to the bar to order. I was barely acknowledged.
At work in my current team - nobody really talks to me and I never get invited to things. On my appraisal I was told I was a valued member of the team and not suitable for progression. So when I recently got a new, higher grade job doing something different in the organisation they all looked at me like and didn’t congratulate me or ask any questions.
On checking in at an airport in a business class line, the check in agent ignored me and called other people forward until I insisted on her checking me in. On the flight, one of the crew ignored me in favour of the middle aged businessmen in suits until I politely asked for what I wanted.
Same in shops and at make-up counters. I do have money to spend but often nobody will help.
I do look very young (early 20s but I’m not!) I dress nicely and am well groomed. I’m polite. I’m smiley. I have friends and interests. In my previous jobs I definitely had a work social life and work friends so I know it’s not just me not making an effort.
Yes. Let go, and enjoy your life. Do the things your like and follow your interests. The right people will naturally become part of your life. And for the rest of the people, oh well, we all have visible and invisible times