I'm just sat here at work watching some software install and got to thinking about where I have come and what I have acheived in the four years since I left the army, and the more I think about it the more I have to question my motives for staying in for the 12 years I did. In the past 4 years I have acheived far more and am better paid, motivated and have far, far better prospects than anything the army could and would ever offer me. Don't get me wrong, had I not joined I would not be the person I am now, and would most likely be in some really low end job for life, so for the changes the army has brought about in me, I would like to say a big thank you. Since my leaving I have worked hard to reach a senior management position, have met and about to marry a wonderful woman, have been the owner of 2 houses (only one now though), and am very comfortably paid. I can plan my life and have an employer who is paying me through University as I work It just seems strange that in 4 years I have been better treated, and have had my prospects better looked after than 12 years adult service in tha army. I'm just wondering what other forum members views of civvy life are like?