Hmm , the more i grow up the more i cherish silence and being by myself ..
But I totally understand that working alone for a long period of time can get to you (and anyone)
I'm sure you find a great balance between work and fun times though
Are you sure you need an assistant ?! Because it's really doable for you, I bet all you gotta do is let people know you're looking for a talented artist to help you with your work and many would love to help you
The only issue is that you need someone from your area,right?