Everybody I know keeps suggesting the same thing over and over. What's wrong with being alone for some time? Maybe if a didn't had kids. But I have, 2 of them... and they will be with me on every single day off that I get. I'll have lotz and lotz of love and company. I'm very busy at it is.
The last thing I need at this time is a girlfriend on the phone asking why I didn't call. Or making suggestions about how to organize my house or how to run my life. I have an opportunity to have things my way and that's exactly what I plan to do.
IMHO it will be a healthy experience to be alone. I'll be free to be myself with no complains. I haven't been "myself" during the last 22 years... always trying to please a girl, wife, girlfriend, etc. There was always somebody trying to change me and I'm tired of it. I'm not perfect. I have a lot of faults. But I'm happy the way I am and my kids love me the way I am. I'm not changing a thing.