This would have been unheard of six months ago. Why? well, I had a 'normal' job, It started at nine and finished at five and sometimes I even got paid.
Now I'm a freelance artist, setting up Pixel Lightning. I wont lie, its stressful. But immensely rewarding.
Its also given me the flexibility my life needed, my wife was Ill and we have a two year old daughter. Now I can have the ability to plan my hours around our requirements as a family. Without the ordeal of justifying the time off to miserable middle managers.
A major flaw is the workload, last month I was in an enviable position of actually having to much work, but as any freelancer knows this can change in a heartbeat, and it will. I'm living on the edge waiting for the bubble to burst! in the meantime I'll keep reaching out to companies and individuals and try to line up the next invoice.
Both freelancing and full time employment have their advantages\disadvantages. if you can cope with the uncertainty, market and promote yourself effectively then you would probably be very happy freelancing. If you can't then maybe being an employee is the answer, let somebody else worry about all the big decisions.
What I've learnt in the last six months is whatever your situation nothing is certain. you could lose your job tomorrow, things change, people change. You have to roll with the punches and adapt, and try to take something positive away with you.
What ever you do, be happy. Enjoy what you do. Have a plan B.