Yeah, +1 to your dad, OBB, and mrspoppers.
It sucks, but it sounds like it might be worth it in the long run. Would you ever consider a part-time job, to supplement your savings?
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And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"
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