I have it the same way, I'm 16 but people always ask me if I'm joking haha cause they say I seem like I'm about 30 years old! I don't do really great in school, and that's what scares me. But I'm a optimist and my dream is also to study in other countries and to learn more. I'm so sick and tired of this place and the people around me! I have huge plans for my studies, I want to study architecture first two years in England, then go to Australia for a year and after that two years in New Zealand :) I've been planning for long to go to Germany and have my second high school year there and I've actually been doing things to make it happen. I guess if you want it enough, you'll make it! ::)
I didn't say we were alike, just that I also felt scared that I might not make my dream come true :) Of course, hard work, but hard work comes from wanting it enough, that gives you motivation :) I'm happy for you, you seem to work hard! Keep it up and good luck!
Perhaps you meant, Madam- aim for the stars- you may land the moon
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