To clarify. I'm nineteen years old; it's not that I feel old, it's that I feel too old to do what I want to do in TaeKwonDo. I have always wanted to compete internationally in TaeKwonDo, since I started at 6. I did a few times, in fact, but not to an extremely high level. I've told the story before so I'll spare you specifics, but I had a lengthy leave of absence where I did no sports or martial arts at all, ending at 17. Back two years and now I'm a first Dan and running/teaching in my own school, but I see people from neighbouring schools my age getting ready for world championships and even Olympic qualifiers, and I feel like I missed the boat on it. It really truly sucks to not even be 20 yet and feel like I'm too old to ever be an international competitor. Anyone else ever feel like this? Thoughts? I have decided something, though. I've set a goal to go to the Canada Open in 2014 alongside my younger students and not embarrass myself completely. No big deal to some of you but to compete on that level again like I used to would mean a lot to me.