general advice

do as much of every thing in high school as possible so you know what you want to do. then do a uni course and pursue it professionally during/after your course. you could get high marks and do postgrad. it's ok to change courses halfway. volunteering is good early on. figure out how you're going to support yourself. if you didn't do this, do an arts degree, figure out you like theatre halfway through, take an extra few years to work and study in that industry, then switch completely to another industry and start out for hostile roving cliques...unless you ARE the clique...change your ways...things change all the time...the vibe isn't like it used to be...try to build communities and make good shit's kind of insular but do you really WANT to be popular