Sorry to hear that. I just moved to Austin from Rhode Island.
While I’m in my 50s, I have a ton of friends in their 20s and 30s who are very, very into rocks, and would love to learn to facet. Sadly, the entry cost, coupled with the ongoing ridiculous prices for rough, place it financially out of reach for all of them. This is a generation that is, overall, never going to have a good, secure job. I’m worried for them.