hey you jumped ship in the chat room without saying good-bye........and left me talking to myself.
Anyways, as I was saying......Being and older person is to your benefit, because you are doing this because you want too. Unlike many that just are out there because they "think" they might like it, or "its a job". Most younger people are not paying for it themselves, or giving up the things someone who has kids, family and a job is going to give up. That gives most a lot more incentive, instead of the "whatever happens, happens" attitude.
Like I said, put up a post for JamisTlC, he will answer you, or frequent the chat room, we hang in there alot.