Too Long; Didn't Read
After the end of a two-year vocational college course, I could not face the next 4-6 years of sitting in yet more lectures via PowerPoint. I wanted to get out there, be working, and getting paid!
Getting paid was important.
I lived in a very rough area and was desperate to get out of it. This is something that can be hard to convey, as if you have a little money or live in a nice area then further education is a bit more obtainable.
The thought of scraping by for another four years, whilst my Father had to be left in such an area( where there was a lot of petty crime -- violence and burglary) was not something I could face.
This led me to sign up for the military.