So glad you are here! I love all the encouragement I have found on SP. This is such a great place to be! I would recommend that you check out the Spark Teams, and find some that are active and have similar interests to yours, and get involved in those! It is such a great way to make friends! Spark Friends are so encouraging! The other thing you can do is read blogs and visit the Spark Pages of those who you relate to, and friend them.
You can do this! Actually
Wishing you the best on your journey!!!!