you're alright in my book for seriously considering the service.
I don't know if anyone in your family is or was ever in the service, but in my family, all of my uncles, my cousins, my father and my Mom, have served. And my Mom is a serious ass kicker.
I think that's where I get my steel stiletos ...... lol
Give it a go, and give it all you have, you will learn more than you can imagine and when you're time is up, you're contribution as a civilian will be invaluable.