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Taking Big Steps

AKA, My first driving lesson!

The Universe has been telling me, this last week or so, to start on the journey (hope you like the pun!) on learning to drive - from friends and family - so, when my dad offered mid-week, and the comment came out of nowhere, I accepted!

So, a fairly damp Sunday morning. I get picked up in his, like, people carrier (I think they call them). After all, there's 5 of us kids...and then you add mom and dad...it needs to be big, right? But, first lesson? Bit intimidating!

Deep breathes, girl. I get in. We drive over to the car park - no cars, thankfully - and we have a little lesson. The whole ABC thing, the whole handbrake thing, the whole [i]'staring-out-the-window-and-checking-my-mirrors'[/i] thing. Scary. Very dry mouthed. Good job I brought with me a bottle of water.

Must have drove up the same 30m patch of ground a million times - well, [i]maybe[/i] 20 - and sometimes doing alright, sometimes not.

We didn't hit anything...and I did mostly look out the window and not what my feet were doing, honestly! Lol!

Very nervous before....very nervous afterwards. We - he - drove back to Amber's and we had a coffee and a chat, a big hug and praise for my efforts...

[i]"See you next week, hun. That was fun. You did great. Next Sunday, right?"[/i]

I nodded....and smiled.

KarenDuponteDurose46-50, F
How did it go? I was thinking of you all day, pet. 馃挒
JasminD22-25, FVIP
@KarenDuponteDurose Scary/Funny/Good everything all at once. Dad was great. Looks like I've made a start at least.

KarenDuponteDurose46-50, F
@JasminD I vaguely remember now when I started. The nerves and all that. You've broke your duck, now you'll have to keep on plodding forward and you'll soon have a licence!

Keep going!

Sounds to me like you are off to a good start.
JasminD22-25, FVIP
@PicturesOfABetterTomorrow Thanks. Yes, I think so too.
Guardian56-60, M
Congrats! I remember those heady days! SO exciting! Are you learning on automatic or manual transmission?
JasminD22-25, FVIP
@Guardian I think it's a automatic, but can't be sure. I don't know the difference! Total novice here!


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