rosellecs, you are not alone.
I'm aiming for fall 2008. Although, it may not be possible. Time is on me as well, and I'm afraid I may not be able to pull it of (I don't want to end up with some shitty essays), but I'll do everything I can to accomplish it.
Initially, I had planed to have the gmat taken out of the way by August, but personal stuff got in the way and I was not able to do it.
I'm studying my ass off right now, but it's not a burden. I'm extremely motivate and I think you should be too. It will pay off at the end. I'm takng mine the first week of December.
Having to be ready for something that won't happen until the next year kind of sucks, but that's the way the game is played.
I don't think your age is a problem at all. It only means you will have more experience to share with the class
. I do not know for sure, but I've read people in Europe wait until their mid 30s to go to B-School. Just stay focused on your goal and you will accomplish it.
I probably didn't help you much with your questions, but just wanted to cheer you up! Keep it up buddy.