Quick background. Travel a lot for work, thought a PPL would be a way to make travel easier, more enjoyable, save myself a lot of time, etc. Local airport is shutting down next summer for about 4 months so that pushed me over the edge to start training. I have done a few hours in the air, so still very early in training. With what I spend for business travel, I can afford a good plane and cover expenses with minimal hit to my bottom line. I would also be able to fly to many places that I currently drive to, so saving lots of time. I had a pulmonary embolism a few years, because of travel, and that requires a special issuance, which I've applied for. My AME thinks it won't be a problem. In the mean time, this has been a pain in the ass. Dealing with the FAA bureaucracy, training, learning about all of it, etc, has taken a lot of time and expense. I love the challenge of it, but in the end, this is to make life easier/better rather than frustrating/stressful/more of a pain in the ass. I wouldn't be looking to do this if it wasn't for work, but the idea of a lot of the fun things the family could do with it is great. The whole aviation thing is a bit overwhelming and I hate the feeling of walking blind through all of this. I have a pilot friend who got me into all of this, but nothing beats experience, which I don't have any. When I received my initial letter from the FAA about the special issuance, I thought it was a denial letter and was upset but really more relieved. I put training on hold until I get the medical sorted out. I'm having lots of second thoughts, and my ideas change from minute to minute. Not sure what I'm looking for here but any input and experiences are appreciated. Thanks in advance.