You've probably had enough of going it alone, or being willing to. Something seems to have stunned you to the awareness that it's time to invite people into your life, and to be part of something larger. Yet the extended time you've spent in introspection has taught you a few things. You've learned so much about who you are, and moreover, you've learned how important it is to have that knowledge. Have you ever wondered how you lived without it? Really, you didn't, but it was hiding on a deep level that would inform you in indirect ways. Now you've claimed what you know as direct self-knowledge, and this is offering you the confidence to meet the world on your own terms. There's often a little gap that one has to cross over before doing that—perhaps something about the guilt of asserting yourself, perhaps about being seen as "selfish," maybe the vulnerability associated with daring to encounter the world with what is true rather than a façade. I think you'll find that your new approach is much easier, and more dependable. Who you are is something you don't have to worry about, or think much about; who you are not is much more complicated, and consumes a lot of energy. Therefore, stick to who you are and what you want to share with others. Remember, this is more fun if you let go of jealousy, which means honoring the fun and pleasure others feel rather than trying to control it.