There's an instructor I know at my studio I've felt an affinity with for some time - like we were in the same tribe, but didn't fully know it yet. For the last 3 years, I've suspected this, but I always felt too awkward around him (and him around me), to express it. Yesterday he invited me out for drinks, and I decided to take the plunge. I explained some of the spiritual realizations I'd been having, and how I was looking to build a community of people who moved towards enlightenment together. And he told me he'd happy to be a part of that! We are now organizing a smoking jacket party (no actually smoking allowed). Super excited!