For those who don’t know me, you may wonder why, after 29 years of practice (in Iowa City), did I decide to leave my practice and now begin freelance lawyering? The personal answer is that my wife and I decided we wanted to do some adventuring before we became too old to have the yen to do so. We wanted more than just tourism; we wanted to experience living in a different country. Anyway, that’s the short form. This article tells why, in more abstract terms, someone like me with an established practice would leave it and begin working freelance. In a word: Freedom. The article explains it well.