Well, I hope more older people respond.
I’m 38 going on 39 single and celibate giving up all adult videos and movies at the age of 27. For the rest of my life I plan on being celibate and it’s quite easy. The natural course of my Faith would be to be a Benedictine Monk, but I may not be able to because I have a disability that started in my early twenties. But don’t let that bring you down the disability brought me closer to God, Jesus Christ, Mother Mary. So, I’m very happy with the course of my life.
I went to an Ivy school as well as the London School of Economics for a year. Majored in Econ Stats. I worked in finance in Manhattan and can tell you there is a lot of evil and hedonism there(they aren’t conservative or liberal or religious, it’s all about self interest and short term gain).
I went to Law School, but again my disability got in the way. Once again while being devout as a kid through 21 there is a grey period for me until 27 when I decided to straighten everything out pray the Rosary, live celibately, no longer drink, get away from all my friends as bad influences, and live with utmost Faith.
Now my hobbies include writing on my tumblr feed short stories, poems and essays, learning piano in particular Jazz (totally different path than classical), reading Catholic themed books, playing a game called Magic the Gathering Arena online, another called Elder Scrolls Online, and I casually exercise three to four times a week. (I’m not concerned with how I look I just like the community environment of the gym and having stronger muscles helps me with my anxiety.)
Now, I watch CatholicTv Mass daily, pray the Rosary a few times per week, pray the evening and night prayer of Divine Office although I plan on adding the morning prayer, and attend Mass regularly.
I hope older people reply, but for the younger people be mindful of those twenties when you first get your freedom and are exposed to outside sources. Continue to pray, exclude bad influences, don’t get involved in hedonism, don’t risk your salvation for success. The best I can guide is to not drink, save money, aspire for middle class and not wealthy.