.There are a lot of positive aspects to being gainfully self-employed. I have the freedom to sleep as late as I want, there are no meetings, and if I feel like gallavanting off to (say) Russia, I can.
There's only one downside. No sick leave. So when I come down with something, I'm not only sick, I'm losing money. You have no idea how treacly self-pity can be until you find yourself in that situation.
But I'm not very sick. Only a little. I'll be up and about tomorrow.