Jenstone, I feel like I'm in a magical place right now with work - just hang in there and believe that something good will come your way
I started out with going to Grad school in Geography because I wanted to work in conservation and save the planet. So I took Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems and because of that, wasn't able to get a job doing anything but Transportation Planning - so I paved the world instead of saving it. Plus, I got to experience politics at it's finest. These jobs shoved me into therapy and anti-depressants!!!
I started taking Psychology classes and ended up with all but a thesis in Psychology - which got me into adjuncting at the community college level - the poorest pay you can get with a Master's Degree! I've been teaching psychology for 13 years now. I decided to supplement my pay with a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. A few months ago, I found a job which pays really decently online teaching English to Chinese kids and the company seems to care about us teachers!!! So this January I get to stop the adjuncting and do the online teaching only!!! I get to be goofy with kids - what could be better than that!!! It took me until 49 1/2 to get into a job I love AND feel appreciated
I also have some kids books that I have written and sell through Kindle - I've made almost $3 on them -lol!! That's a gallon of milk LOL! But I'm still happy about it!
I'm happiest not stuck behind a desk, blindly following the orders of someone who just wants more power and money (the politicians I mentioned/most of my supervisors had their eyes on higher positions). Money isn't everything, and sometimes not having all the vacations I want gets me down a bit - but I'm pretty doggone happy most of the time. You will be too, just go with your instincts and hang in there
Love and light,