Congratulations Harbour Master
I was about 30 when I got my CPL
At the time I considered myself a bit long in the tooth to complete with all the young "wiper snippers" fresh out of school and flat out shaving.
After nearly 10 years in the business (on & off) and being blessed with the experiences of GA & Airline op's I can honestly say that age means bugger all.
At age 44 you have many years of potential flying left in you, in whatever theatre of aviation you choose to operate in.
Alot of operators these days appreciate a bit of "life experience" thrown into the mix.
As Angel quite rightly pointed out (not folk lore at all) VB
recently employed a chap at 52 as an FO on 737. He was a decent bloke and they valued his previous experience.
You could also look at the 'meatbombing' ops for a bit of part time driving to keep your hand in and the beer money comming in.
(The only flying that I'm currently doing)
All the best and well done mate