And now a word from the new guy -
Can I go with you? That place is awesome. Delta 366 signal batallion.
Jackson is a little rough, but after those 8 weeks, you will be in the best shape of your life. I went from 210 with 33 inch waist to about 180 with a 28 inch waist.
I was in from 93 to 96.
You will have more confidence in yourself that you have ever known. You will earn respect from your fellow man. You will also be able to deal with life changes better than most. The training you get in the army will benefit you for years to come. While the physical toughness may fade over time, the mental toughness will last a lifetime.
I was kind of bothered when you said you are not satisfied with your life, but yeah, we all feel that way time to time. Where will post-army life take you? hard to say.
I didn't think I would meet my wife of now 10 years and have a (now) 9 year old son and be living 1100 miles from my hometown.
During and after the army, life is going to take you on some adventures you cannot foresee right now. But that is life.
I sent some more stuff in a PM.