It’s always great to go back home when you can. For the past two weeks, that is just what I did. I took a “me”-cation and went home to visit family and friends that I haven’t had time to see for a while.
While I was home, I also took the time to build experience with driving. I drove various friends around town, shopping and other things. I came to quickly realize, that I can do this and I don’t know what I have been so afraid of all this time. Driving is easy.
I’m still a little nervous. Being a driver is a huge responsibility. It’s putting others lives into your hands in situations that could quickly get out of control and that’s a lot to shoulder.
On the other hand, there is a freedom that I’ve been missing out on and I’m thrilled to finally be able to experience it. There’s nothing like hopping into the car and just going, not having to wait on anyone else to go with you. Bonus is I get to listen to what I want on the radio!
And one more awesome thing: when the time comes, I will be able to teach my kids how to drive as well. I won’t need someone else training them. I’m kind of excited about that.
So this has been my past few weeks. It’s been fun.
Here’s a little fact about me: I am 35 years old and I don’t drive. *Gasp* You heard me right. I’ve never even had a driver’s license.
About 6 months ago, I received my first permit but even then I haven’t driven much. I have this weirdly irrational fear of driving that is really hard for me to overcome. That is until recently.
Last week, I just felt it was time to get started on really learning to drive. So I have been. This week, I decided I needed to come “home” to my hometown where I grew up and spend some time with my best friends who have all been proactive in helping me learn to drive.
And you know what? I am doing it! I really am.
I don’t know why I have felt afraid to do this for so long. Yes, there are dangers and it’s always a risk but it’s something I’ve been needing to do. I need the independence and I need to be able to take my kids places, just me and them. I’m well on my way to making that happen and I know they are so proud of their Momma. Seriously, I thought they’d be driving before I would!
So this is what I am up to right now. Learning to drive about 20 years later than a normal person. Better late than never though!