Well, I’m not going to pretend that the last two months have been easy. They have been very rewarding though! Already I feel healthier, happier, more productive, and far more focused on my clients’ business needs and intellectual property matters. It’s very satisfying to have eliminated the distractions of endless meetings, large firm duties, and trying to align values with various departments on my clients’ priorities. It feels really good to be able to pause during the day to eat a healthy meal, clear my head, and work when I want. To be honest, it hardly feels like work at all. This is what I was seeking when I struck out on my own.