So, Asking on here because there are a lot of people with 10x more Life experience then me, So, Id appreciate some insight from someone else.
Basically, Right now im doing a Carpentry Apprenticeship, Which means, I go to College 2 days a week learning carpentry, And 3 days a week at a Construction company. And, its VERY hard, And im not enjoying it. But, Im very lucky to get on it, Because i quite frankly did shit in school, And being a Qualified Carpenter (After 3 years of doing this Apprenticeship) will probably give me the best Paying job i could ever hope to get with my School grades (Like £13 and hour all the way up to £25+ an hour). Other than that, I am sure id only be able to get some shitty minimum wage job.
Now, I've been thinking a lot about Quitting this Apprenticeship, And Joining the Army. I've always wanted to Join the army, And i was really wanting too when i left school, Though, I was Obese in school, So, Obviously i would have never been fit enough to join, But, Since i left school, I've gone from 230lb to 175lb, With only 15-20lb more to loose. And, I am WAYYYY fitter then i was (Before i couldnt run for more than 30 seconds, Now i can run for like 10+ minutes, Which still isn't amazing, but is better).
So, I dont know what i should do. Do i quit Carpentry, Train for a few months then join the Army? Or do i stay with Carpentry?
I know the Army pays shit (Well, I say shit, Its like £1000 - £1500 per month so its not nothing), But, That dosent even bother me, Its something I've always wanted to do, And it would also get me away from the Shitty life i currently live.
But, On the Other hand, I could be a Qualified Carpenter, And Make what i would in a Month in the Army in just a week.
So, Im not sure what to do. Its a case of a Very good paying job that i dont really like Vs. a bad paying job that i really want to do.
But, Then with army, Once i come out out of it ill struggle to find a job and shit.
So yeah, Advice appreciated.
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As an adult watching many people struggle in life I really recommend you finish your training. All these skills if you avoided school will be important if you don't want to struggle like the majority of people in most countries. after you're done the training and apprenticeship then go to the army a d ensure you develop skills there too on other fields you might enjoy too. Even get certified for whatever skills you develop. Perhaps take. Few classes at a time at your own pace so you have at least a basic education if you ever decide to leave. All the skills and certifications or education on the army plus your trade skill in carpentry will ensure you have a future.0