I am writing this because my currrent career is in the balance. I live in the Biloxi area of MS. I have been here for almost 3 yrs now. I came here after a tour on deployment for operation iraqi freedom in 2003. SInce I am active duty military I am up for rotation in Nov. I joined the USMC at the age of 23. I have learned alot. About self drive,disicipline, work ethic, managing people and personalitys. Making it happin with nothing..lol It has also made me where when I hear "I cant" iIts worse than taking the lords name in vane.lol "I cant" isnt in my vocabulary. I have had an very good career in the military so far. I made E-6 in less the 7 yrs. Wich is in the top 10 % of my job field. After my current contract runs out I will have a total of 9 yrs of active service. Almost half way to the 50% base pay retirement. Here is my delima. I love working with Marines but the bureacracy and BS I have to deal with ie 1 yr tours to iraq, 90 days here and there for various schools, substandard health care for me and family(wife and 2 kids). I dont want to look at my 2 yr old, and wife and think of ever missing another day of their life . + I hate my actual job. Its lame. I am fed up with it. I will need to make a decision here in about 45 days wether to stay in or get out. If i decide to get out I will have 1.8 yrs of steady paychecks from them till I actualy get out. I have always wanted to do something on my own. And it seems like this is a decent way for me to do it. I did this for a resort about a year straight before I joined in SW fl. However the mil is a very very stable income. I currently make about 4K a month gross. I wil have had 9 yrs total in the mil when I am discharged. Would it be stupid of me to make this move and go into the commercial lawn care business? I do have a little time to build it up before I am actually released. I own a truck out right. I can afford bottom line commercial equipment right now. So I know I dont have it as hard as some has when they started out. I cannot stop thinking about it. It is consuming me. The wife supports me no matter what and to the end. She is awesome. But I am flip flopping in my mind on this every hr or so on what I should do. I guess I am looking for experienced members here for any help on this. Especialy members near the MS coast. Biloxi was ravished by the hurrican. However she is comng back. This economy IS growing back to where it was befor ethe hurricane. It was growing before it was hit too. Thats why I think it would be good to do this here. Anyways Would it be a wise decision to change career fields? Would it be profitable for my family for me to change careers? Thank you for you thoughts and reading this.