Yeah, it's more the uncertainty that's wearing on me right now. At the least, though, his stated plan of a hiring freeze means I'm unlikely to get promoted, y'know, ever (at least unless and until there's a new administration). But you're right that it remains to be seen, and it's more resulting in giving very few fucks.
More generally, that sums it up pretty well. I tried the small town thing, but hated it as you say. The truth is I dislike about 99% of legal practice, so at this point my job is a means to an end, namely a way to pay the bills until things align so that I can do what I actually want to do.