thanks for all the responses, i've been playing around with FL studio a little, and im starting to get the feel of this DAW software, so i think i may jump onto Sonar soon.
ALSO, i decided to pursue technical school, and despite the money i need for it, i'm not holding back.
I've narrowed it down to two schools. Can you guys take a look at them and let me know which one seems better?
I kinda like the Pyramind better in California, it seems more professional, and more geared towards game audio. Only thing that sucks about Pyramind compared to the school in Arizona is that the one in Arizona is accredited, offers Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Arizona is a TON less expensive to live in. Was looking at average rent for places in CA, and the average was like $1400 a month.... INSANE.