Yes, Kitten_Val, I most certainly do pay for my lessons, lol. Imagine a 30 year old who didn't? I know they're out there, probably lurking between money trees and living in their parents basement.
As for family, I'm decidedly at the point where I'm going to make myself happy and do what I want, but less drama the better.
Yep, I agree, getting ahead of myself. I've contacted the second coach to set up a lesson. If everyone goes well, I'll let both know I'm riding with the other.
I'll let everyone know how it goes. I'm in uncharted waters here, guys.