I used to worry I wasn't a social animal - then I realised I never had been - drinking was my way of becoming something I thought I needed to be.
I no longer fear my own company. I'm not isolated, I'm well connected with others, and I go out exactly as much as I want to - and those things are usually small intimate affairs with good friends.
I went out to a gig this week - one of those micro zosed bars where the rooms fits about 20 people. The concert was great but I was ready for bed when it was done.
Thats me - authentically....and I'm fine with that
Sounds like you made a good choice WF