There's an interview online from a local ice dancer. One of the questions she was asked is, "Do you have Olympic aspirations?"
She said, "Yes .... you have to if you're in the sport and you take it seriously."
I laughed out loud. I thought of all the other adult skaters I know online and IRL who are in the sport, take it seriously, and not only have no Olympic aspirations, they don't need them.
Kids have it easy. The route is given them. Adults have the true courage, because it's a harder road to travel when the destination is unclear. But smile. Skate on. Have your goals, be they crossrolls or ISU Adult Champs.