I was somewhat shocked when Briana came into my office to tell me that she wanted to join the Army. In one aspect I was tremendously proud of her, but on the other hand, I was concerned for her safety. I didn't want her to be exposed to the war and to what she would be seeing as an Army nurse. I still look at her as my "little girl," even though she's all grown up. It was hard to think of her going away for 4 years or more. The bottom line is that I will support any decision Briana makes, as she always makes me proud, and we have a great relationship.
At the closing credits, the viewers will see that Briana has decided to hold off on signing the final papers to enter into the Army. Ironically, Briana made this decision on her own, and I didn't have any influence on her choice whatsoever. I think she started looking at the commitment, moving away and felt she was rushing into it too quickly. She still has the option to do it, but at this time it's on hold, which is fine with me.
It was so ironic that I finally had the opportunity this past year to buy myself a Rolex, and then last month I was awarded a Rolex for being one of the top agents in my organization. Either way, both watches were earned with hard work and dedication, and now I have 2 of them and wear them both proudly. Every time I look down, it reminds me of the benefits of the fruits of my labor and the hard work that has gotten me there. They definitely were not handed to me. I think you appreciate it more when you actually work for something.