@Gary: Thanks. Lol it's not really seemed to make much difference with the women I've been around. Still working on getting that first job. Big pain in the butt when everyone seems to want 1 year experience minimum.
@Country: Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement.
@TJP: thanks, and it's nice to see the response already-- I've kind of been dying to find a group of guys that went through similar to what I did.
@Traveler: thanks-- it's all kind of overwhelming with all the stuff there is I could talk about but yeah, I'm just going to try and take it slow as possible at first to see how it goes.