similar story, started 10years ago, and soon found this site. Been a casual visitor and occasional contributor over the years, Oh and met soon really cool people.
Now running my own club , and have been for a good number of years. Enjoy the teaching, but find the training hard to fit around the commitment to the club - having said that, teaching definitely adds another perspective.
Progress ..... I guess the next big step will be when I'm invited to grade, but who knows when that will be. In the meantime - progress is what I aim for every lesson, session, article, book or video I see.... you can always learn something (even if that is how not to do something