I'm a fairly recent college graduate. I graduated from a university in Illinois with a degree in Recreation Management, however my adviser's didn't warn me how bad the state of Illinois would get, and it's hard to find work in my state. I graduated in May 2015 and like most of recent college graduates I've had trouble finding meaningful work. I had an internship in coaching basketball, which is a passion of mine which lead to a job working at a junior high coaching basketball for awful pay. My "first real" sustainable job out of college was working at a chain restaurant as a cashier. Needless to say I hated it. Minimum wage, demeaning job is a nice way to put it. I recently quit that job however to pursue a job at a health club 45 minutes away from where I live. To clarify this health club is in the town where I'm from, and I moved to a town 45 minutes away to be closer to my now fiance who's in her last year of nursing school. We plan on moving back to our home town (where the health club is) once she graduates in May. I've also agreed to coach another year at the junior high in the town we currently live in. Basically I'll have to commute between the two jobs. The health club job isn't anything special, but it is a step in the right direction. A high school education was a minimum qualification but it pays better than the restaurant and it's in the field I majored in. My friends, family and fiance are extremely happy for me. I just finished my first day at the health club and despite the happy/fuzzy feeling all of my loved ones gave me there was one problem. The element of disappointment still lingered on my conscience and I couldn't put my finger on it. Was this better than the restaurant? Absolutely. But this wasn't the "BIG" leap I had imagined for myself after leaving the restaurant. Maybe my anxiety and depression disorders had something to do with it, but I can't figure out where this lack to invoke this happiness is coming from. Maybe that's why I'm here. For an opinion. For help, because it feels like I'm biting off more than I can chew.
Is an entry level job in my field where I have to commute back and forth worth it? Is this a huge leap forward and I'm not letting myself see that? Am I going in the right direction to build a sustainable future with the girl I love more than anything?
Please if anyone has ANY insights or personal experiences that could help me I would forever be in your debt.