Run or Serve
There isn’t much you can do about it, though. Between the dangers of the sprawl and the terror of the countryside, you’re stuck. The corps tell you what to do, and most everyone dances to their tune. But not you. For whatever reason, you’ve decided to tell the corps and the gangers and the critters to shove it, and you’re making a living off the grid, running the shadows.
I’d recommend setting up your character page first, putting down your story (everyone’s got one). your stats, and your gear. If you haven’t read up on the lore by now, definitely do that. You should know, for example, what a Johnson is, who FastJack is, how Aztechnology is dangerous, and why you should never, ever deal with a dragon.
After that, take a look at your wiki. There’s some more helpful info there, or at least there will be soon.