I would go for it, if its something that you cannot stop thinking about. The reward is very worth it. It can be very addicting, especially if you like to progress and work toward goals. It will affect your family life. When you start wanting to go every weekend, buy your own rig, tunnel time, etc, you start thinking on how you can make it all happen. Your wife might wonder ok, you've done it enough why do you keep wanting to go back... as mine did. You may only do 100 jumps and then feel like you've had enough. It just depends on the person. Like everyone said, there are a lot of risks involved, but do your best to do everything right and they are lessened by a lot. Good luck in your journey.