After a couple of years of working as a sole-trader, I had come both to love it and to struggle with it. The freedom is great, but there is the sole responsibility for decisions and money generation; the occasional loneliness of solo work; the fact of being stuck with the jobs I dislike, such as writing readable prose.
So I am delighted to be teaming up with Tina. We share goals and priorities, and our skills are complementary. Plus she will listen sympathetically when I want to whinge about the utter unreasonableness of computers.