Thank you for the feedback everyone, I really appreciate it.
I will definitely try the recording idea to help my enunciation, I never even considered that as a factor.
I will check out carter picking, I hadn't hear of that before but will start researching immediately.
I've tried tuning down before, but at the time I'm not sure if I was ready, perhaps it is time to revisit.
I'll put a decent shirt on in my thirties ;)
Thank you everyone, posts like these are what helps me grow as a musician.