I've never been someone who makes friends easily. I'm not an outgoing personality. In fact I'm rather shy. When I meet new people I'm not bubbly. I tend to be subdued. I listen well though.
I think that sometimes motherhood can make finding friends even harder. Have you met those competitive moms? There is nothing more annoying to me than the moms that try to one up you whenever you speak. But that isn't the only issue you face. There is so much judgement out there. Not all moms judge others, but I've met a fair share that do. I've been at play dates and just know that I'm being judged as a poor parent if my child is the one that becomes rambunctious. Do you know how embarrassing it is to be in front of new people and have you child ignoring everything you say?
Maybe it's just where I am right now, but where are the moms that pour you more coffee and can commiserate when your children aren't being perfect? The ones ones that will admit their kids do the same things?
I think given the choice between the judgmental and competitive moms or loneliness I would choose being lonely. That said though, being lonely is really hard.