Long story. In grade 10 I skipped a lot of school with my friends which resulted in me being kicked out. I tried really hard to get my principle to give me a second chance but it was a no go. My parents were pretty upset with me and they made me enroll into an alternate school about a month after I was kicked out. I went to the alternate school for a few months until the school year ended and I received a few credits a long the way. Needless to say I didn't end up going back to school after the summer break. I felt really out of place at that school because I was only 16 and I didn't know anyone. I ended up playing video games online and I got pretty addicted. I was so addicted up until a few months back that I barely left the house. When I say barely I mean only a few times per month when my parents would make me. I would only end up going out to corner stores for junk food though. I have lost touch with all my friends. Haven't had a friend for about 2 years, it sucks. So, I have been sitting around this house now for almost 3 years now... My parents aren't rich and can't really afford to have me here anymore either, but I know they would never kick me out. Although maybe that's what I need to get going. I've stopped playing the online games and started looking for a job, with no luck. I guess nobody wants a high school drop out and I can't say that I blame them. I don't even know what to put on a resume because I have never even had a job. I tried joining the army but I found out that I have arthritis in my spine so I couldn't join. I want to go back to school, make some friends and get my life back on track. But I don't have any money for transportation and I am afraid to do it because I feel like I am awkward and to old now. I'm also a really shy guy and it holds me back a lot. I'm depressed and I want my life to be normal again... But how can I do it? I only have 12 high school credits and I need 32 to graduate. I'm screwed. I want my life back, help please. I'm really sorry if this is the wrong section or even the wrong forums but I didn't know where else to ask for help. Thank you for reading and any help is greatly appreciated!