Just thought I would update this thread a little bit from last year. I am now a Junior in high school and having a little bit of fun in the process. After a few very long talks with my dad I have made my decision to join the Military(Marines preferably)if they will pick me up. I plan on serving 8-10 years and go reserve afterwards to reap the retirement benefits after 20 years of service. Most likely I will pursue the cop/game warden career path because I am a Law Enforcement major and I feel like I would really enjoy it. After I am out of the Military and I'm all set up with a police department, I plan on starting up a small construction business to keep the cash flowing and to give me something to do on my days off. I'm really looking forward to this endeavor and I really appreciate all the great advice from many of you over the last few years.