I feel like randomly opening up myself to a bunch of people I've never met in a bass forum since my anxiety is going haywire. I used to be a very successful Jaguar Technician and I was averaging about $70,000 a year. Of course I spent over 3/4 of that 70 grand on drugs and alcohol.:scowl: I went from making $8 an hour at age 18 to $70,000 at age 23. To say I learned the ropes quickly is an understatement. Anyways once I sobered up, my body really started to deteriorate. I noticed my fingers were not as quick moving in the cold New England winter and soon I was barely able to walk. Thus I had to climb my 13 stairs worth of solid wood staircase with my arms to go to my bedroom. Needless to say, I had to retire from working on cars at the old age of 25. Now I can't have my hands exposed to high impacts, I can't lift anything heavy and I'm in agony 24/7. Ah the joys of having severe fibromyalgia. However I would've never met my wife if I wasn't in this condition I am now and to be completely honest, I wouldn't trade any bit of it because then I never would've met my wife. I moved out to Nevada to be in the warm weather since my body hurts less when it's not 20 friggin degrees out! I try not to let the fact I work at freakin K - Mart get the best of me, but I think what's happened to me in the past week has really gotten to me. My car needs a new freeze plug because anti-freeze is starting to generously leak from that area. *Chuckle* Well if I worked at a decent paying job, fixing this car would be no problem. But nope, I make $200 a week so now I'm forced to sell the car that my wife and I had pictures taken of us in at our wedding...The car we went on our honeymoon with...Spent some of the best days of our life in - Because I don't make enough money to fix it. If I wasn't sentimental this wouldn't be a problem, but I'm extremely sentimental and this problem is a real shot to my pride. Yeah really, it does tear me up and I'm not afraid to admit it. So I've been kicking around a few ideas...I've really had it working here. I used to love fixing up Apple laptops and selling them for a nice profit and it got me thinking.."If I could make $200 a week fixing up these laptops and selling them, then why even bother working here!!?!" My other idea is to drive taxis in Las Vegas..However I don't know how much those drivers make a year, plus you're not just going to start out driving a taxi on the strip, and you have to work 12 hour days - either 4AM-4PM or 8PM - 8AM...Yeah well, I can't be sitting like that for 12 hours because of my P.O.S. body... Ugh, I'm sorry this is so long,emo and whiny but I needed to get that off my chest!