You are missed on Medium, brother. I am happy to hear that your freelancing is off to a good start. It sounds like you have made a healthy choice and are pursuing your dream in a smarter direction. Perhaps Medium can become just a creative outlet and writer community now. Ignore the money and enjoy the interaction.
For writers like me, that is all it will ever be. Big bucks are not realistic for humor and fiction on Medium. So I am here for the interaction and audience. I still like claps. LOL!
And remember, your fans on Medium will always welcome the occasional story and P.G. wit.
See you around.