Learning to drive
Guys, I don’t make new year’s resolutions because I am terrible at following through on them but I had one goal this year and it was to get my driver’s license. So, I made an appointment to write my learners, wrote it, passed it and now I’m doing my lessons. I don’t think I will get my licence by the end of this year but I am happy with the progress that I’ve made toward my goal.
Before I had kids and even when I was still working I was okay in not being able to drive. And after having failed twice, I had no lus to go fail again.
But now that I am home and I want to do more things with my kids, I don’t like being dependant on my dad, brother or husband to drive me around. I often have events and meetings I need to go to and organising a lift can be painful.
Another issue is car seats. While my dad has one in his car for The Munchkin, we still have to manually strap The Potato’s car seat in with the seat belts rather than just click it into the base that’s in our car. Everything is just a las to go anywhere and we spend a lot of time at home.
So I’ve been taking driving lessons for the past couple of weeks and they have been going okay. I’m losing my nerves with being on the road but the car I’m learning on is not the best. The Husband says this is a good thing because it will be easier for me to drive a newer car like ours.
I’m still having trouble with pulling away but it’s the car I’m learning on because when I drive our car I don’t have that issue.
To be honest, at 5 lessons in, I don’t feel confident that I will pass. I keep forgetting my observations when turning and braking, I have only practised parallel parking twice (as in two times not two lessons) and 3 point turn thrice. I think I got it right on the last go.
But driving manual is so tiring. I drove my brother’s automatic car and I was so confused it just started moving when I took my foot off the brake and I was not expecting it to. I also find drivers on the road to be very impatient with learner drivers. It’s not like anyone just woke up and knew how to drive. How must people learn? It annoys me to no end!
Anyway, that’s what’s happening right now. Wish me luck!