I think everyone here can relate to how you are feeling. I know that the change in weather is murder to me, and since I had to cut back on my sleep meds, I know what it is like to not get much sleep. It is hard, and it does impact your everyday life.
I am currently looking into Ashworth College. I want to get a degree in writing children's books. The great thing about online colleges that are accredited is that you can work at your own pace. You don't have to worry about deadlines, or going out to sit in an uncomfortable classroom.
There are a lot of ways to work at home, and if you feel fulfilled when you are in school trying to better yourself, I would definately look into online colleges. Ashworth has a lot of interesting degrees. A lot of them, I am sure, you could find a job with to work at home. I would love to find a job that I could do from home.
I wish you the best of luck.
I certainly understand what it's like to have to put your life on hold because of fibro. I picked up and moved back home from CA to SC. And, living with your parents at 36 (37 next month) is not only humiliating, it can be disheartening at times.
Anyway, I was so spoiled by the SoCal weather. My fibro is screaming at the cold, and the cold is screaming back louder. LOL-I thought I was painful before! I know how hard it is to stay positive. One of the things that helps me is to talk to other people that really know what you are going through. You can always come here to vent (you'll see me doing that a lot ). I've found some true friends here and on another board. I hope you feel comfortable enough to talk about anything (well, you can always talk to me about anything, this is a "let's keep it PG" board). I have a problem censoring myself at times, cause I'm such a "say anything" and open kind of person.
I hope you know that you do have a lot of people on your side.