Anyone who stuck with me through this thread:
"A trainer won't help your confidence"...?
May be interested to know that I FINALLY am getting lessons!!!
It's been what? A month since I made the first call, but luckily my dad is good friends with one of the trainer's good friends and he was able to set us up.
First lesson is this weekend. It's taken one heck of a long time, but I'm pretty sure it will be well worth it.