Dinglehoser, welcome to TM.
Man, you are in the same state as I am! Just the difference that I am in the miserable state for the past 1.9 yearsAnyway, over the past three years, I've managed to get sucked into a career as a software developer by accident. It's the same damn thing every day - I wake up, go to work and sit in front of a monitor for nine hours, then go home and not have the mental energy to do anything. It makes me enough money to be comfortable, but I'm completely disaffected. My heart's just not in it.
Try to express your thirst for higher studies in your SoP. Spend maximum time on it. You must be knowing that SoP plays a very important role in your application process.how do I even begin to start my march into grad school?
Keep your faith, and apply with confidence. Do your part well, and the rest will take care of itself.