Confession: I like being by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like being lonely, which is sometimes the danger of too much time alone. But I can appreciate having the freedom to go where I want and do what I want, when I want. An important step in learning to be happy is not letting it depend on anyone else. And that’s how you know when you’ve found a good friend – they’re worth the compromise of your time. Still, sometimes it’s nice to revel in that empty room for now.