After much rumination, careful planning (and the occasional bout of panic) you decided to go freelance! Was there one major catalyst for you, or did a number of factors lead you to take the plunge?

Maybe you wanted more time to write, create or reflect on what you really want to do professionally. Or start a whole new second career.

Maybe you desperately craved freedom and flexibility/had a severe allergy to corporate campuses.

Some lucky freelancers have a moonlighting or side gig that takes off and leaves them no choice but to quit their day job.

Or maybe you wanted to invest more time in your family (or cat.)

**We want to hear your story. What made you break through the 9-5 wall and go freelance? **