I agree, you should write a book! It would be a great service to us lonely people.
And yes, I do stand in my way, I have great difficulty looking people in the eye, I don't know why, I need to look in the mirror and dialogue looking in my eyes to get more comfortable, great tip :D
Like the other posts, I am going to do what you do, I am going to have fun even by myself, and LIVE DAM IT! I'm making a list of all the activities I think I would enjoy right now, your suggestions are PRICELESS! I'm going to re-read and re-read your post so I know the right things to say to others out there. And I'll never say I don't need help when a man at the store asks, I always say "no, I'm good", OH MAN!
I used to hike in the woods, my favorite thing to do, but I just haven't in sooooo long, I'm definately going to start doing that again, tomorrow! It used to make me happy and healthy in shape to boot!! Why did I ever stop?