To hindsight's point earlier in the thread, I'm turning 39 in a week and, while I currently sit in Kuwait on an intel analyst contract, the goal is to make aviation a full-time career when I get back. However, I'm also unmarried with no kids, so my experience is vastly different than most at this point. I can take advantage of opportunities many others can't. The low-time Alaska thread was really timely as that's where I'd like to go, too. But I've also always got about 5 irons in the fire to take advantage of whatever comes my way, so I'm simultaneously working on going back to instructing, a last ditch hail mary attempt at getting in the AFR flying C-130s, waiting on an interview with General Atomics for a Reaper pilot position, and potentially if all else fails could maybe turn that into an AFR career.