Great article Elaine. It is unfortunate that we only celebrate the success of venture-backed businesses that get to billions of dollars in valuation when for the majority of people having a business that earns $200k+ per year is a huge success. While at the moment I love working full time and have the best job I could ask for, in many years down the line I do hope to have children and would possibly like to move to consulting-based work. I love to work so can’t imagine ever stopping, but this level of flexibility is only afforded if you manage your own business. It’s wonderful to hear stories of others who are doing this successfully, thanks for sharing!