81 sucks. Couple of suggestions stop at Appomattox Courthouse. Also stop by Charlottesville and see Monticello. Then hope on 95 stop by colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. After that stop by Petersburg and then hit Mt Vernon.
First step is to save money. Depending on what you want to do. If it is college. Just enroll in UNCC.
For moves outside the state like Imicus said take the least amount as possible. Also budget money for a return trip. Nothing worse than being stuck in a place you hate.
Best thing to do is have a job in the city before you leave. Easier said than Done specially if you don't have a skill. I would advise no less than 3000 in the bank for travel and first month expenses.
Easiest way is to join the military. But you are committed for 3-4 years going that route.
1. a lot of soldiers live offpost so the need to wear the uniform off base is required. Also sometimes you dont have time to change. When I was in the Army I took classes at night and wore my BDU's to class not because I wanted the attention but because I didnt have time to change. Also sometimes you have to pick something offbase on your lunch break not like you have time to change before leaving.
2. Served with a lot of people I would considered unstable or irresponsible. Letting them carry arms all the time is just asking for trouble.
You're making to much sense in this thread. Agree on all points. Regular Soldiers shouldn't carry as there is to many dumbasses. but like you said recruiters specially around the office should be able too. Atleast let them have a pistol.