My son is in the same boat. He told me two nights ago that every time we brought up visiting a Plan B school or wanted to discuss his options he felt we were expressing a lack of confidence and optimism. In other words, like you, he wants THIS path to becoming a naval officer, and he’s all in, heart & soul.
Because I wanted to give his feelings respect at that moment, I let his words carry the day. But I will tell you what I hope to convey to him eventually and what your parents are probably also trying to say: I want for you what you want for you. You are simply marvelous excellence, all bundled into one incredible package. So continue to reach for your dream of being a naval officer while you wait. Continue to read about leadership, study hard, and follow up on ALL your options. That is what it will take to achieve your dream. That’s what naval officers do.
The reality is, if you’re still in the running, you’re desirable. My son’s BGO explained to him that a lot of applicants have already received the TWE. So hold your head up high even if your plans aren’t settled yet, as many of your friends’ might be. Focus that energy that’s turning hope into anxiety into climbing toward your naval future by securing your options.
We have adult friends whose naval careers started in ROTC as well as USNA. No discernible difference in their career success. One of the USNA grads didn’t hear until June (now that is torture)! So remember, we’re still two months away from the end of April. Plenty of time to make sure that at decision time you have more than one excellent choice.
Continue to be your bold, excellent self and go grab your future! (And... the Navy would be lucky to get you!)