Thanks everyone for all those supporting comments from my last post. I really needed that and appreciate it!
I took the rest of that day to calm down, my boyfriend was home the next so I took the day to relax and try not to think about it too much, it was on the back burner. We did spend a good hour on Pinterest together looking at plane pictures though.
I realized quitting isn’t an option, at least just yet. I don’t think I’d be happy if I quit. I feel there are things in my life that I had to give up before I got to a point where I felt my success was enough, and I don’t want flying to be added to that.
This morning at the suggestion of someone on a pilot forum I called another school/flying club. They have a 152 available. I had to leave a message and he called me back within the hour. I was actually at a diner having lunch with a friend, but I really wanted to take the call and she understood.
I talked to one of the owners for 15 minutes, explained where I was coming from and he talked a lot about the school, pricing, philosophy, etc. First thing that seems great is they only charge for the time in the plane for the instructor. My school does tact on extra time for walking out to the plane, signing logbook, etc. So if you only do 1.1 hours of flying you only pay for 1.1 hours of instructing. Also, apparently, once you get okayed to solo in the plane (or checked out in a new plane) you get the keys to have and can schedule and go to the plane anytime you want even if the office isn’t open. The FSDO also use to use their planes for their own training, so he said the FAA is pretty happy with their maintenance and up keep of the planes. This guy also just had two commercial students finish last week, has an open schedule. He is also teaching his two daughters to fly as well.
I’m pretty happy with how he sounds. I scheduled a lesson on Monday to check it out and see how it is. I do hope the weather is good. I still have all my lessons still scheduled with my other school (to be safe) but that means I fly with them on Tuesday. I’m hoping for Monday, so I can make a decision.
I’m trying to stay calm and not get too excited, because I feel every time I get excited something goes wrong. That may just be the superstitious theatre person in me.