I had a really hard time when we first moved to Tokyo. I was freelancing from home (I wasn’t set out for the “salaryman” lifestyle in Tokyo) and spending hours on end without human contact.
I’m not used to being alone. I’ve always been great at making friends :) In Tokyo there were plenty of people I could hang out with… but I didn’t have the time. Finances were tight, so I was pulling extra hours.
That ended up being pretty bad, because when you’re alone, it gives you time to think. And sometimes too much thinking is a bad thing.
I’m better now. I’m happy with myself. For the first time in my life, I’m ok being alone. I’ve actually gotten to the point that I *gasp* prefer working alone to working in groups (I can get stuff done, faster).