Yay Lindsey! That is the way to go, if it is possible within your circumstances. I did something similar in 1988, but not in an appartment, my isolation happened in the New Age community.
I am thrilled for you. So very happy. You, like me, got to return to the day to day world with a fully fledged, well formed idea of who you are, your look, your style, everything.
Please let me know how life progresses for you.
A friend, your friend, Jenni Neill xxx.