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I'm currently 24, living at home with my parents, jobless and slowly making my way through college. I think I've finally come to the point where I need to do a whole lot of growing up and try to make it out on my own. I'd thought about the military before but never seriously considered it before now. I have absolutely no idea what branch I would attempt to join.
I currently am up to an Associate of the Arts as far as education goes. My job history is non-existent.
I've had sleep/insomnia issues for years now which I think would be the biggest issue, as I currently have no sleep schedule and simply sleep whenever I get tired enough to. This is something that needs to be addressed either way, and having people force me into a schedule might just be what I need. I'm overweight and slowly working on getting into shape. Not a big issue, but mentioning it. I've had issues with depression before, was on a prescription for it around 9 years ago I think which only lasted several months. I don't believe I have any medical conditions that would prohibit me from joining, I've never required glasses.
Joining would quite obviously be a serious culture shock for me. When not going to school, I'm generally either sitting on the computer in my room or in front of the TV.
What I think I would want to get out of it is, as previously stated, something that will help me become and feel like a productive member of society and an adult. What I would like to do is something that would be able to either help me with or prepare for what I would like to do for the rest of my life, which is something zoological related. I have no idea what it would be, but the study of and working with animals is something I would really like to do. As far as I can tell this mostly would limit me to veterinary which from what I could find has higher requirements than I can currently meet.
Edit: Should have finished my search before posting. There is an animal care specialist position in the army, not sure about other branches.
I've taken computer networking courses and can get my way around the basics of it, and if need be I think I would be able to work my way up to doing something along the lines of that. It just feels like going with that would be taking me in the wrong direction for what I would like to do afterwards.
There is an army recruiter here in town, and a few other recruiters for other branches in neighboring cities which I am thinking about stopping by sometime later this week.