Hey guys, thought id share a bit of my life story with u. ( It does have something to do with bass, ill get there) Ok im 16, i left school at the end of last year so i could get work and money and leave my home. ( Personal issues with my step father caused this) I realised how unrealistic this is and am now forced to continue living under this roof or go out onto the street. (sometimes the street seems better) Anyway ive left school and went job searching. A little bit along the track i went to stay with my girlfriend for a few nights to take a break from home. She decides to take some drugs that night and as i was standing on her balcony, she pushes me over. I fractured my wrist and damaged both my feet. I grabbed my stuff and left that night, in alot of pain. I called my parent to make the 2 hour car trip to come get me. I had to wear plaster and a cast for about 4 weeks before i was allowed to work or play bass. So that shot my chances of finding work and im buiding up debt. I am finally in good repair and my step dad no longer makes me stand outside my house in my underwear as a punishment (long story), so things are kinda picking up. But i am still unemployed and the 50 dollars i get a week from the government i give to mum cause she needs it. I want to be a bassist more then anyone could imagine and i will do it no matter what anyone says or thinks, no matter how realistic it is. But at the moment i cant even afford a train ticket to my local music shop and i have applied everywhere in the state i swear. I have a bass and a small amp which is about to die by the looks of it. But every second im not job searching, im either on this forum, practicing, playing with some friends or listening to music. Music is the reason i live, but from whats happening now, i just dont know what to do. Apparently if i dont have work by the 9th of next month, the government cuts payments and im getting kicked out. Alot for a 16 year old to deal with, i dont ask for alot of stuff, i just want to be able to afford some gear and get lessons and enjoy what i do. Which is playing bass. Anyway i needed to get that off my chest, ive actually been crying all afternoon. 16 year old male crying i feel so stupid.