I have been a lucid dreamer almost all my life. I remember the first lucid dream I ever had at about the age of eight. I was walking around a big rock and suddenly got worried their would be wolves on the other side. Yep a bunch of wolves jumped out and started chasing me. That's when I realized, hey I made those wolves. I wanted to fly. So I flew away into the sky and left the wolves behind.
Thirty years later I still often have lucid dreams. When I am dreaming I try and stay in the dream as long as possible so I can keep using my lucid powers. The more I use my lucid powers the more conscious I become and am more likely to wake up. I also find the ability to wake up at will quite useful. If a dream gets a little to intense, I just wake up.