I have been working on personal growth for a little over a year now and it has brought me out of a spiral of negativity that had lasted for years and given me a purpose to do things. You could also say that it brought me to nofap. The more that I worked on my passions that I have always wanted to do, like becoming really good at drawing, or running outside almost everyday, the less I found myself wanting to do porn because it felt so meaningless and I wanted meaningful things in my life. I now have three main problems to work on in my life right now. Independence: I'm 23 and still live at home with my parents. I don't know the things you would need to live on your own for ex: cooking, how to drive, how to do finances, etc. They weren't at all taught to me by my parents, and my mother seems entirely at ease with the situation and has multiple times said that she would be fine with me staying ...forever. As a 23 year old adult, it definitely feels wrong to me, and a quite unhealthy way of doing things. It's the way of life, isn't it? The kids eventually have to move out and do their own thing. Something in me wonders if I even had the means and knowledge to move out now, if my mother would greatly protest it. Income/Career Path: I need to find a way to make income in order to become financially independent. I've never had a job because I had psyched myself out thinking it would be almost impossible to get one without experience or volunteering. I also became terrified of interviews and fearing that I wouldn't be able to answer the questions. But now I'm prepared to learn how to do interviews the right way and I'm questioning what I should try doing for work to start this thing off. Perhaps I should start with a minimum wage job that's close to my house and I walk to. Perhaps I could create an online business by selling my art, or learning skills like copywriting to do freelancing online. My personality definitely suits the freelancer lifestyle and I'm prepared to work hard in whatever I decide I'm going to do. Personal Connections: I've never had many friends in my life and have always found it really difficult to talk to other people that aren't my family. Recently, I've made a realization that because I was a shy child, people sought to make themselves a buffer between me and the world and talk to other people for me because they saw that I found it difficult. Sadly, because they did that, it was probably a large reason why I was never able to later learn the skills on how to interact and talk to other people. I want to make friends that have similar interests to me like anime, Asian Dramas, YouTube, drawing, reading, writing, and video games. And someday I want to have a significant other that I can have a connection with. But none of that can happen until I start learning the skills to talk to and interact with other people. The problem I run into here is that I don't really have the chance to practice my skills given that I don't have places to go outside the house without my family other than my walks or runs in the mornings. And so I decided that I would first have to work on independence. Basically, I want to get my life together and become the best person that I can be.