Hi BHW! I?ve been a lurker here for a few years and finally decided to get more involved. I?m starting this journey thread to keep me accountable -- I hope some of you at least will enjoy reading it and maybe learn something new as well. Who knows? I?ve thrown ?depressive? in the title because depression has been the main obstacle that stood (and still stands) between me and success. It has sabotaged many elements of my life and is at its worst right now, so this should be a great time for me to fight back. The alternative is absolute poverty. Here?s what I did in preparation before posting: (1) I deleted all of my games (wasn't easy and honestly don?t know how smart -- I will substitute them for reading and working out), and (2) cleaned my room, desk, and PC from top to bottom. It kind of feels like I accomplished something already. Here?s what?s on my to-do for the remainder of today: Post bids on Elance Write for iWriter (gah) I will write updates at the end of each workday. I will focus solely on writing for the moment because it's the only way I know to bring in money fast, but I'll also experiment with other methods and write about them in detail. First goal: $30 per day within a week. Here?s to success and a hearty ?f**k you!? to depression!