Hello. I am a 36 y.o. female and I am in the process of enlisting. My question is this -
Will I be the only person my age there at BCT? I guess my only fear is that I will be a lot older than everyone else there. How would this change how I am treated, if at all? (hopefully not) I'm not worried about passing the physical fitness requirements, I have been running everyday, am at my optimum weight and body fat percentage (amazing since back in December of last year I was a size 22). I am working on getting up to where I need to be with the push-ups (any suggestions on how to build that particular set of muscles would be greatly appreciated as well!)
I am extremely motivated and I feel there is nothing that I can't accomplish, I just don't want to feel cut off from everyone else because of an age difference. Being away from my three young kids is going to be hard enough! Not whining though! I know what I'm signing up for and it's definitely what I want!
I would love any advice anyone could offer, or to hear from anyone who may have had a similar experience going in as an older recruit. Thank you!