I started looking at the academies last year and immediately knew they were for me. I jumped into research, applications, and training to get in shape but my parents don't approve. It isn't that they are pacifists, they are just skeptical of my abilities and don't want me to go, and I don't know exactly why. I've tried to show them how great the academies are but they are still adamant and openly doubt me at every turn. Has anyone else had to go through something like this? It is very discouraging and I am starting to doubt myself and feel like an appointment is just a foolish dream. Parents, do you know why they would be feeling this way? They are really pressuring me and I try to be respectful but it is my life and I feel like they are holding me back. Any advice?