I have been seriously considering enlisting for a few months now. I enlisted in the Navy when I was younger but was sent home during basic due to a foot injury. I never went back because I realized I was using the Navy as a way to run from things. This time it is completely different, I really want to serve my country and do something that can make a difference.
Now is the hard part. I am 28, married, and have a 2 year old girl. I have a good job as an elevator constructor and I am able to comfortably provide for my family. Its not that I hate my job, but rather that it gives no fulfillment at all. I suspect that my wife is going to be most concerned about finances and just the lifestyle change that would occur. I don't want to male a totally selfish decision and my family have to suffer because of it.
Was wanting to see if anyone else has been in a similar situation. Also any info about family life in the Coast Guard as far as providing a comfortable life for your family, is the housing allowance enough for a decent place, how hard is it on the kid, etc.
Tried to just work my 40 and go about my life but it is getting to the point that having a career in the Coast Guard is all I think about all day. Thanks for any tips or advice