I started my magazine writing career as a freelancer and always feel like one at heart. So one way to view this job change is as a shift of clients. But to be honest with myself, I know it's much, more more.
A workplace has its way with you. Its dynamics become your dynamics; its mood your mood. There is no way to erase the fact that one spends many hours a day in one's place of employ. So when a little voice started telling me that it was time to move on, and when that little voice got louder and louder, refused to be silenced, I had no choice but to listen.
It wasn't easy to listen at first. At times it was downright painful.
And when I finally did, what I found was possibility. An old friend, greatly missed and warmly welcomed.