To be perfectly honest with you I would be happy living like my sim in Sims 3 Pets; in a cozy house with a cat named Pudding and making outrageous amounts of money through royalties gained with my 12 best-selling novels. Plus the occasional cheat code for lots of money helps as well. But alas, there are no cheat codes in the real world and if you want to be successful you have to put in the hard yards.
Back-up plan if I fail university: become a crazy cat lady.
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