You've opted to work as a freelance singer, why?

I decided to go 'freelance' in 2005 for many reasons.  The main reason was that I wanted more freedom to decide on what projects I wanted to do and when, I wanted to be my own boss. 
At that time I had received enough exposure and repertoire during my years in Nürnberg and I felt that it was time to become fully independent.  As well, I wanted to achieve  a certain quality from life.