I recently left my law firm library, too, to start up a consultancy. My focus is on social networking tools. I'm thinking we could learn a lot from each other....perhaps we need to start a "self-employed" group in this space?
I'm self-employed after almost 20 years in law firm libraries. I love working out of my home office. The world of independent librarianship is very interesting but also a growing field. I feel I'm on the cutting edge of major changes in the profession.