Same here, cept I actually did attend a few semesters of community college, Honestly I don't even know if I want to go for the major I was doing anymore.
Anything I have to vent about, well art stuff. I love drawing, but, don't have the focus, schedule or time to do it as much as I'd like. Like today I worked really hard to make a picture, and posted it on DA and FA, and it barely got any notice sans a couple people. I'm not a very good artist, so I know I won't get dozens of favorites in the first 5 minutes, but still, it hurts when no one comments, no one says good job, no one points out errors for me, no one will even say it sucks. I feel like a ghost sometimes. >.<
I made a fairly extensive reference for a character of mine a month or two ago, it took a very long time, and no one said anything about it. And it didn't look bad either. It was just genuinely ignored. That hurts.
I care about recognition because I haven't gotten any real sense of accomplishment or acknolwedgement in my life, I enjoy drawing, so I figured I could get some recognition for that, but no…not yet. Maybe when I improve, but…it takes a lot of drive to get to that point. Something I don't think I have.