Hi, A tiny bit about me. 32 years old, great wife(no kids), great family, great friends, nice interesting job in the media industry that as a bonus pays reasonably well and to top it all off I have a nice little flat. This is not a sob story and I am not moping around feeling sorry for myself, it is not lost on me that on paper I have a good life, I dont want to come across as ungrateful and I wish the answer was as simple as learning to be grateful what I have but it is not, I have tried that and I am still left with the feeling that I am not making the most of life and there is something missing. I have never really had to work all that hard, never really pushed myself, never tested myself and havent really done a lot to be all that proud about. Dont get me wrong I have no regrets but I will do it if I dont do something about it. I have never really had a burning desire to do anything or at the same time felt really passionate or all that interested in anything, or so I thought. I have always been very interested in the military, books & films I just lap it up, my grandfather was in the Navy and was on the landing crafts in Normandy, providing supplies and picking up the injured, its takes a bit to get him to open up but I find it fascinating listening to him. I want to work hard, push myself physically and mentally, learn new skills, experience new adventures, meet like minded people etc. I know that it would be a huge life changing commitment and there is a real chance of being deployed. Now I know all the official spiel would have me believe that the TA is what I am looking for but I was hoping for some advice as to whether I am being completely naïve or if indeed it could possibly be for me. I live in London and infantry is what I would want to do. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.