Go for it!
You will not look back with any dissapointment.
We moved from a Catalina 25 to a Catalina 36 and it was much easier to sail solo. Docking is another story but we are on a mooring so that is not an issue day to day for us. When we moved up to our current boat a Catalina 42 sailing became easier with the addition of autopilot
main. Now regardless of wind "suprises" I can reef down to just the right sail combo.
Best of luck to you in your decision.