I'm not sure if this is totally about being single or otherwise. It's certainly a plus point of returning to a life of self-interest that I can do as I please without it affecting anyone else. Given that I'm worried about buying energy saving lightbulbs and subscribing to an electricity provider that uses renewable sources, I'm clearly not totally self-interested. Hell I even recycle. I'm quite self-interested. Given that I'm spending £40 a throw whenever I visit a petrol station or DIY shop, I decided to go on an Amazon splurge this lunchtime, and I'll be receiving various CDs and books in the post this week as a result. Looking after number 1 is fun.
One can be fun.
One can also be pretty lonely, actually. (Note: I'm aware that I'm paraphrasing an old Peter Baynham routine)
But I remain optimistic. Plenty to do, and if some of that "plenty" involves going to a room full of students and parading myself, then I say "bring it on".
I mentioned that I'd changed electricity supplier. I received a call from my previous electricity supplier. She was trying to get me to stay with her company. She ended up being exceedingly rude and almost shouting at me. I would have to say that that strategy didn't work very well for her.