All weasel words, pal. Take a long look in the mirror and try to imagine what you think we see.No of course I don't think that. I went to uni and couldn't hack it so I am very aware of how hard it is. Hence why I'm making the effort to look for a way to try it again in a more disciplined environment. I thrive around other motivated, physically active people - my peers at uni had never left home, they couldn't clean their dishes or remove the layers of matted pubes from the bathroom walls. They mainly sat around smoking dope and playing X-box. It wasn't a healthy environment to be in and I didn't fancy running up a couple more years of student loans for it. I'd much rather do my studying alone or at least online with people who are there for the same reason, so no problem there.
I feel like the military may actually be the perfect place in which to conduct one's studies. At least in theory. The practical aspect remains to be answered - and that's why I'm here asking the opinions of you fine folk. And that one guy
It's a really good idea to look at AR instead in terms of prioritising study. However, I think I really do want the full experience. The writing career can be many years down the line, it's not something I'm rushing to do immediately and I think the discipline and skills I would get from the military would actually be more valuable if push comes to shove.
I am, as you say, a proper commercial diver; so am quite used to the dark, dirty, zero vis working conditions you're talking about. Right now I squelch around in the African sun in a wetsuit so coming back to Scotland will only be a relief from that. The cold will be a bitch but hey, run faster.
I hear you about the strong possibility of having to put up with some young whippersnapper telling me what to do with diving. It will be hard. But as long as I or nobody around me is in danger, I think I can put up with that. I understand the forces have their own protocols and those have to be followed from the ground up.
Thanks a lot for your input, I very much appreciate the thoughtful response.