about the college anon, you could try going to community college. it's a good cheap alternative, at least where i live, and you can get the essentials for cheaper for a few years while you figure out what you want to do. then, if you want to pursue more education, there are lots of programs to go to a university guaranteed, or if not then you can get some vocational training. it's like chiller, more lowkey college. that's what i'm doing.