Hey everyone! I'm new here, as is obvious. Let me preface this by saying that I have read the required reading, and I know that money will not be instantaneous, as much as I can hope for it to be. What brings me here? My car got stolen, my certificate of citizenship was in it because I was getting a passport to see my fam back in Germany, and then my driver's license got taken when I reported it stolen because I had forgotten to pay the registration (it was suspended). I can't even go back to school right now because my Pell Grant won't process until I show them my ID. So -- the point of that little tidbit is that I cannot work right now (people require ID for I-9s and such), hell, I can't even go to my bank and need to do everything online. I found this site while searching for ways to earn money online (once I dug through all the garbage), and you guys seems for the most part like a nice little community. Dealing with a shit load of anxiety, depression, suicide(s) of friends and a general lack of fucks to give has left me in a rather precarious position in life, one that I hope to get out of. I'm here to acquire skills and hopefully turn my life around, to invest in myself and hopefully get to somewhere in life where I am at least okay. Working from home would be kick ass for someone like me, but first I need skills. You see, I currently have an Associate's in Music -- I know audio engineering and production stuff. Yeah. I'm not unintelligent, I just stopped caring for the longest time, and it felt like music was the only thing that could help me express myself. That sounds lame, but I have never been good at coping and it was all I had. Well, having just turned 28, something clicked. It's do or die, folks! I can be a bedroom producer in my free time. I'm planning on returning for something programming related, but until I am able I need to get shit in gear I don't think that's going to happen. I'm here to learn and acquire skills so that I can pay the bills like the rest of us -- and hell, maybe in the future I'll be able to move around and travel wherever I want, whenever I want. I do want to visit my family a lot, I moved here with just my mom when I was 7, and have only been back to visit them once -- when I was 16! Ouch. Anywhoooooooo... Sorry for making you stick through that rant/whining/soft beg for advice, I do appreciate it and hopefully I am welcome here!