At this time many of you are getting ready to head off for IDay. At some point you might experience self-doubt and question your ability to "make it". This time last year we were getting ready to take DS--we noticed minor changes in his attitude before we left. He was a little more anxious and short tempered. He became withdrawal at times with the family. We simply tried to be supportive and understanding. DH and I even told him if he realized he had made the wrong choice we would like him to push through plebe summer, but that we would support him 100% if he decided he was done after PS. He never considered leaving. There have been some high points and some really low points. We have discussed what he was experiencing in those days before IDAY, and he shared with us he was afraid he wasn't going to be smart enough, strong enough, just plain good enough, and he was truly frightened of failing and letting everyone down! ( Many communities make SA appointments a BIG DEAL--adding pressures to entering plebes!) He made it and is doing well. He tells us all the time he is where he belongs and Mother B is now his home! So if you or your DS/DD starts to change and begins to doubt, where there was never doubt before, just remember others have felt the same way! You are not alone---self-doubt and uncertainy when faced with a challenge in life is really a sign of self-awareness and intelligence! Good luck--and remember PS is ONLY 7 weeks!