I'd say you did damn well. Good for you. Us older guys that can't do it anymore (whether it be for health reasons or stupid careers or what have you) we live vicariously through you young ones. I aint that old or anything, but I do have health issues and my dream was to be a fighter. I was in a car wreck when I was 16 and my back hasn't been right since.
Never stop for anybody, keep your eyes on the prize, it WILL come to you sooner or later. (even if it doesn't seem like it now)
BTW: you are one quick lil ******.... LOL , much respect and support always from me brother