Sadly, the inflation is massive. Still it can't hurt to try, if you wanted to set a goal for yourself. What were you questing for again?
As far as the school/job thing, yeah, I know how that goes. Sorry to hear about it, but as long as going back won't hurt you too hard, that's definitely an option for you. I just want to advise to look anywhere you can - I ended up working for a Customer Service company, and I actually really love my job. I want to move up, but the inability is more due to personal circumstances than education.
Things here have overall been working out. That, however, doesn't mean it's been easy. But my mood has improved greatly because I finally get a vacation from school. Even though I still have to work, I don't mind since I don't have to worry about both at once. So for the next month, hopefully I'll just be able to relax a while, at least after finals are over next week. Yeah, I hope there's a good Christmas event this year. I came back to Gaia in the middle of the Halloween event, which was alright. The Christmas events have always been my favorite though.