I was very serious about ballet up until a year and a half ago when I had a serious foot injury that has never entirely healed. I've still been dancing, taking a limited number of ballet classes and doing a lot of modern dance. I have not done any pointe work in the last year. This year I applied to colleges with strong dance programs and I got into Skidmore College and I'm considering going there. I guess my hesitation in sending in my deposit is just that by doing so I feel like I’m giving up on ballet entirely. I'm considering deferring, trying to get over this injury and try my luck at a ballet career. Am I completely crazy and too old to try this at age 18? Are any of you facing similar dilemmas?