Congrats on the EAS! I was an 0311 from 2003-2007. Fun times, but being a lifer was not an option for me!
Your on the right track! Attack your plan and stay with it! The private sector is tough to grasp....especially grunts. I had my years of ups and downs, and finally decided business for myself is the best thing for me.
Stay with it, stay focused, and when times get tough, never forget your a Marine. Semper Fi.