You're not alone. I found this article on usatoday.com. It seems that people are more motivated than ever to work for themselves.
Click on the link below to get to the article. Maybe it will provide the inspiration/motivation you're looking for!
Recession inspires people to start own businesses
Thank you for reading and good luck if you decide to take the leap yourself. I can speak from experience that it can be both the most gratifying thing you've ever done... and the scariest!