>I’m just wondering if there’s another route I could take just to learn cyber security / anything to do w computers. Thank you so much, and if there’s any certifications I should try to get / anything to do let me know.
Take one or two courses . . . enough to be half-time . . . and join your favorite open-source project. Or projects. Do a co-op. Build a homelab. Or a homedatacenter. Get your hands dirty.
Do not discount school in the long run, though. You will learn many useful **foundational** things – things like digital logic design, data structures, assembly language, linear algebra, computation theory, asymptotic analysis, discrete mathematics, operating systems, networks, and so forth – that will give you the basics. And, hopefully, you will learn **how to learn**.