Just shy of 27 years old, I am the proud recipient of the Royale Lifetime Achievement Award. And what exactly is that you ask? Well, in typical Royale fashion, it’s just a majestic glimmering bald eagle, carved from crystal, weighing in at a solid 5 pounds.

Regardless the humor of it, it really does move me to be so appreciated by the people I consider to be heroes.

I will miss them.