It's been months since we've posted, but DD has official appointment to USNA along with several great backup plans. It's been USNA #1 for years, but now that it's getting close to decision time and other options are coming forward, she is getting a little nervous. Nightmares about plebe summer, worries about the future, stress of academy life, service assignments, etc. She's had a lot of USNA experiences (STEM Camp, NASS, and CVW), so she's got a pretty accurate view of life there. So many appointees seem to have undiluted enthusiasm about their appointment; DD is thrilled, honored, and grateful, but reality is settling in. I suppose we would be more worried if she was glamorizing the Navy experience and was not grounded in reality. We are supportive but not pressuring her one way or the other about the appointment; in our view, God has a plan. She's got great backup options and could be successful at any of them. Are the jitters normal? Any advice on how to help her process the worries?