I was just wondering if you could offer advice to me. I'm 18 years old and in college. Basicaly, I didn't have the money to go to even a state school, and I go to a local university on a commuter half tution scholarship so I live with my parents still. It's a Catholic school, and I'm catholic, but I'm really not the go to church/read the bible every day type of catholic so I don't really fit in here. High school was fun because people there were more like me, and I was smart, and got above average grades. The problem is I just lack motivation to even go to class anymore - I see it as worthless, even though I know I'm wrong, because this isn't where I want to be. So I'm failing out of school and my parents are going to cut what little money they can donate to my tuition. They don't even know yet. I did pretty bad last semester and they told me to get my act together and I haven't. I have a part time job that isn't the best, but its money, and its all I want - to just have a job and be out of school at this point in my life. So seeing as I'm failing and need to withdrawl ASAP from my classes to save my GPA, I've been seriously thinking about what I want to do with my life. It's always been it the back of my head to join the military, but I just wanted some opinions and experiences of other people to help me make my life what I know it should be - better. The other branches just seem to basic and dull and don't even appeal to me, but I've always looked at the Coast Guard with interest. So if anyone could help that would be great. Anyone can reply with suggestions, but I'd really like to ask some people who have experienced being in the military(any branch, but hopefully USCG) some questions. Thanks. Edit for clarity: I'm not asking you to convince me why I'm an idiot for thinking the other branches are dull, I just want advice on joining the military in general, specifically the CG.