I recently decided to leave a full-time job and become self-employed: here’s why…

It wasn’t an easy decision but I thought I should write something to explain my choice — which might also serve as my personal reminder if things get tough.

There are three main reasons why I decided to make the leap to independence — consider these my principles:

More time with my family

About 8 months ago, I became a father for the first time. I knew I’d enjoy it but I didn’t realise quite how much of an effect my daughter would have on me; her infectious laugh, those glistening, eager eyes: I’m smitten.

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Amelia brandishing a spoon

Although learning to parent has been complicated, it’s brought me and my wife Rachael closer together. Occasionally we’ve wondered what we were wasting our time on before we had a child! …

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