After my departure from Visualsoft I chose to take 2 months off over the Christmas period to relax and see family and friends.


Although I missed some of the responsibility of working on large system(s) this time was valuable as it allowed me to evaluate new / different technologies to the ones I had been using previously. My work within other local agencies allowed me to evaluate how other teams / companies worked and operated and what the positives and negatives of these different working arrangements were.


Although I enjoyed my time as a freelance developer after several months I yearned to be part of a permanent team and missed the responsibilities of working on a product / application where I could continue to have an impact.