Hey guys, I wanted to get a few opinions here as there is always useful knowledge and viewpoints to find. You're all awesome! So, I've found myself back living with my parents after about a year and a half renting a space in my brothers house. Car troubles, medical bills, and losing one of my jobs in early December have set me back in savings so I decided it was best to haul all my crap and critters back in with mom and dad. I figure if I can't save money I can't move forward in life. (I am still paying $100 a month in rent since they have to deal with my sorry ass of course! I want to still have some semblance of being an adult.) My question is what is the best way to move forward with my education. There are so many things i'm interested in and want to learn about, but I am absolutely an awful student in a typical classroom situation. My first try at college was a disaster and I was about ready to toss myself off the roof after just two semesters. On the other hand trade schools are a possibility. I'm good with my hands and I am interested in carpentry, but mostly just for practical purposes. I'm not sure i'd be interested or fit for a career in carpentry, though I know it is a very broad field? I haven't seen any particular trade schools around my area that pique my interest besides that. The last option I can think of is just taking classes here and there on things that interest me. I really, really want to learn leather working, more advanced forms of jewelry making, taxidermy, sewing, wood carving/working, etc but I am so hands on a learner I don't even want to try without someone being there in person to teach me. Its a very vexing problem for me. I'm just confused as to how to move forward once more (I am eternally confused). I can see that as things stand I cannot keep going as I am. My goal is to be self-employed in the future once I move out of state (preferably to Tennessee) but I want to learn new stuff until then. I refuse to be another unfortunate who works minimum wage their entire life and is constantly stressed and miserable, i'd rather die. Living like that isn't living. I know I'm going to try the bushcraft usa thing that Medicineman sent me a link to, so there is that. I'm just interested in what others thoughts/opinions/experiences are. Sorry for the text wall, thanks for reading!