Hey everyone, My name's Liam, and i'm just about to turn 17 in 5 days time. I'm in desperate need of some opinions or advice from those who have the experience to do so. I've been wanting to join the army for a few years now, i act of soldiering and everything that goes along with it excites me, I've always thought i was never cut out for a desk job. I'm currently studying my A - levels, and i'm about to take my first exams in january. I've never been the sort of person who enjoys studying, or homework, or even taking part in lessons, infact if anything, it bores me to the core; more so than most people i believe. I didn't even bother to study for my gcse's, i was never able to bring myself to it. Fortunately, however, i managed to get by with respectable results (something along the lines of 1 A*, 3 A's, 4 B's, a C and a D' which was more than enough to secure my place in further education. My potential grades - according to my teachers - are excellent; somewhere along the lines of 3 A-B's and a C at A level. Although there's always been something inside me that tells me that im just not cut out for it all, all the studying, and the revision. there's something inside me that keeps telling to just leave everything and join up to the military. Although there is one thing that scares me. If i joined the military now, i'm scared that i'd leave with no substantial chances of securing a job that earns relatively good pay, due to having never completed my A - levels. So my question to you is this: Has anyone ever been in the same situation as me? Has anyone joined at the same age and regretted it once they had left? Has anyone ever joined and left and struggled financially? So what do you guys think? Do you think i should follow my instincts and just go for it? P.s. I'm interested in joining the paratroopers or becoming part of a tank crew.