Never really checked this thread out... was kind of avoiding it. I've dealt with this a lot in the last 15 months. It honestly surprised me who had a problem with my plan and who didn't, and the reasons they gave. I've always been pretty distant from a lot of my family, though, so only one person really had an effect on my decision. I gave in and spent 9 months or so trying to figure out something else I could do, but between life circumstances and the fact that the Navy had gotten in my head, I feel like I don't really have a choice. Well, I have one, but I don't want one. So, I'm doing it, because it's pretty clear to me that if I don't I will never stop thinking about how I should have when the time was right.