I was lucky in my teens to get all my ratings & started flying full times as a CFI at the ripe age of 18. This was back in the late 70's. It didn't take me long to wrack up 1,500 hrs & start flying 135. I even spent two summers as a spotter pilot in 182's for the USFS doing fire patrol. All sounds great but...there were next to zero good flying jobs that paid anything back then & I made the mistake of getting married. End of flying career. I tried several other things but ended up selling John Deere equipment for 30+ years. I enjoyed it. The money was good & thus was able to own a few airplanes along the way. Two weeks ago, I left my career behind at the encouragement of my wife of 12 years. She know's that flying was my first love (next to her of course!). I reinstated my CFII four years ago after buying my 182 & a two-place sailplane & started giving soaring lessons. We enjoyed the business but it was a lot of hard work without much financial reward so we shut it down. We flew two seasons. I'm now embarking on flying full-time again. Actually, I have my first interview as a full-time CFI next week. I've done corporate flying too in the past but instructing is what I love to do. So wish me luck on my crazy scheme as I start down a new path. Thanks for letting me ramble.