This isn't really a Freeskate, but it's important.
There will be people who want to tell Adults what they can and cannot accomplish as skaters. There will be people who will ascribe this passion we have as "just a weekend hobby," and "not serious about it."
Don't work with those people. In fact, don't even pay them much attention. Be nice, but draw the line there. They're not worth the time.
Work with and associate only with people who believe in you, and you believe in them. Positive connections generate positive results, and there's just no time for negativity on my ice.
Keep going, don't give up!