Hello Benek, thank you for the kind words. 17 years as a freelancer sounds amazing! I am sure you have definitely put in the hard work and know how to manage stress extremely well, when you are not tied down by a consistent paycheck.
9–5 can definitely be a prison, especially when you do not feel a true connection to what you are doing. Freelancing is my idea of the perfect job, but then I wonder why I romanticize staying at home and working, when I do enjoy the social aspects of my job. I always tether back and forth.
With 17 years under your belt, I am sure you are well versed on the pros and cons of freelancing.