I reached a teenage milestone (I still have 8 months until I'm 20 so I'm still a teenager right?) today! Today I drove ALL by myself! No one else was in the car with me, and I drove to 3 different places and I didn't crash into anything! That's an accomplishment if I do say so myself.
I figured since my blog only a little while I ago I should share my learning to drive story with you guys. In the state that I live in I could get my learner's permit at 16, my licence 3 months later but me being the merp that I am didn't get my permit until the summer before my senior year (I failed the written test twice, don't judge). I went to driver's ed and did the class part in 15 classes which came out to be about 7 weeks. But I was horrible about the actually driving part. At first I was scared you know all the horror stories you learn about in driver's ed, I was scared that would happened to me. It didn't help that Mama J was scared to drive with me, Father lives in a different state and I have no older siblings.
Finally in January Mama J came up with the ideas that I should ask 2 family friends who had taught their children to drive if they'd be willing to help and they were. I went out with Mrs. P (my best friend, Amelia's mom) a couple of time and Mrs. R a bunch a of times (Thanks for that!). Finally Mama Judy was comfortable driving with me. I would got home, every weekend in February and the first couple of March to drive. And I drove around like crazy, I spent hours and hours on the road.
Finally it was the day to test, not only was it my test day but it was also my 19th birthday! And how did my test go? I panicked and failed! I was uber upset at the time but I come the realization that I did deserve to fail and the instructor was just doing his job. But some birthday right? I honestly believe 19 has been my worse birthday so far. I tested again about 3 weeks later and passed with flying colors but I didn't get to drive again until May when I returned home.
Mama J decide that she didn't want me driving again until I had a little more practice...fair enough, it is her car.
So, finally today I got to drive all my lonesome! I had an appointment I had to go to and Mama J needed to work so I got to drive. I listen to music, obeyed the speed limit (always a good thing), didn't hit anything (another good thing) and drove myself. After my appointment I drove to McDonald's to grab Mama J some lunch and I ran into a girl I took Driver's Ed with small world right? I also did another quick errand that the grocery store to grab some nail polish remover and new nail polish. Then headed home.
I was really impressed with my driving abilities. And can't wait to drive alone again for farther distance...and maybe to somewhere more fun then an appointment, maybe to movie or out to dinner with friends (something fun to blog about).
This weekend will be a pretty busy one, I'm going to student leadership program for the future teacher's club i'm part of (its an over night retreat, and I'll tell you all about it early next week.
I'm also going to send a quick shout to my roommate who is doing relay for life this weekend, she's the team captain. I wish I could be there for her but unfortunately the dates didn't work out.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
P.S.-Since my blog is like my baby for the first year I want to share its milestones and accomplishments each month.
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