So since last fall, when my school gave a presentation to the students about the service academies, I have been developing a passion to attend Navy. Growing up around water and boating, I had always known I wanted to do some sort of maritime career, so the being in the navy seems like a great fit for me. So with me going into my junior year, my family and I began talking about colleges in more than just a speculative way. When my parents asked me where I wanted to look, I told them Navy. Their response was just weird. They actually yelled at me for wanting to go to Navy. Everything from "YOU DON'T WANT TO GO THERE, THEY MAKE YOU JOIN THE NAVY FOR 5 YEARS WHEN YOU GRADUATE!" to "YOU'LL GET KICKED OUT BECAUSE YOU NEVER MAKE YOUR BED IN THE MORNING" (funny thing is that I do). Any suggestions to help me with the situation i'm in? I tried giving it time, and got my dad to support me, but my mom still shuts me down. We were watching a TV show and it started talking about the academy, and my mom reminded me that I am not allowed to go there. Should I maybe try to take a different approach, such as ROTC or OCS and see if that can change my mom's mind? The end goal is me becoming a naval officer, and obviously the Naval Academy is my top choice, but I am open to other options. Thanks, all help is appreciated.