One of the toughest things about working as a freelancer and/or in startups is that it’s risky. It seems obvious, but it certainly takes a certain type of person to be comfortable with the level of risk involved. You have to back yourself, your ideas, your colleagues and you have to have confidence that things will work out – and often times it won’t and you need to be prepared to roll the dice again.
For me it’s always been about freedom. Freedom to create, freedom to do things my way and freedom to work on projects I am passionate about. I have always been restless in these regards, school, studies, working for large companies… it all feels very restrictive and not fast enough, I am always very impatient, I want what I want and I am willing to work to get it.