Trinie, Suzaku made a worthy 2 cents, IMO. Volunteering/ finding a modestly paid job (related to your degree) is one of the ways to make a way out - to gain experience. A friend of mine did that, and she's the only daughter of her parents, and the only child. Or, how about starting off as a teacher's assistant (if there's such a thing over there) or relief teacher?
The longer you wait, the more time you'll waste. You have to tell them the reality that if you stayed on in US, it's likely things are going to remain stagnant and they don't want that. Better to do so now than keep waiting, you know.
The fortune teller might happened to spot on but don't believe them too much. You are all you have, and you're going to give your best! Stay firm in your decision and do it! All the best!