I shall split in 2;
Left school, school was depressing, was not happy, life was pretty emo.
Worked at McDonalds. Left after being considered the idiot that constantly put oil down the drain (illegal) just because I was the dropout who is obviously stupid enough to do it. (3 years of being considered the fall boy/stooge for other's mistakes kinda gets to you).
Had a loli chinese bitch for girlfriend this period some time. only +point really, life was still rubbish.
Worked at Bakery, left bakery due to shit pay and father being sick, became carer for him.
NEETed and discovered the greater world of anime/manga/novels. Was already familiar with the mainstream rubbish, but had the time to really see a large portion of the new/awesome stuff. This changed my life, anime made me happy, this otaku world of care free, fun loving personalities to the most part. I mean seriously, fucking awesome.