I gave up the 9-5 life in pursuit of something a little more my speed. As a Freelancer, I feel that I have more freedom to shape my life the way that I want it to be. Of course it can involve a little more of an entrepreneurial mindset to go after work and to properly brand and market. Sometimes I do miss the security of a guaranteed paycheck at regular intervals, but at the end of the day I'm doing what I enjoy and I can accept and reject work as I want. The freedom is priceless!