I started a new job on Monday. I'm developer number 5, about employee number 8. Much more independence. I get to define how everything will run. I also get a lot more stock in a company that should hopefully disrupt a market that will be bigger than $100 billion dollars in a year or two. That's just in the U.S. Yes, that's a "b" for BILLION.
I'll also be running very independently this evening, as the squash team I captain stops sitting on the fence and decides to not come at all. I'm playing all three positions. Lots of independent running going on there.