I’m extremely grateful for my family pitching in for driving lessons for me, for both my Christmas and birthday present. My family doesn’t make very much money, and neither do I, so it’s an incredible opportunity for me to be able to take driving lessons. I’ve gotten my G1 before but let it expire since I had no access to a car to practice with much.
This time, I have my G1 and I’ve already finished the in-class portion of it, including all of my assignments and final written test for the course. I’m half-way done my in-car lessons too. I’ve actually gone on the 400 series highway, twice now! Most highways are 80km/h, however the 400 series is 100km/h… and you can only go on it with a driving instructor if you just have your learner’s permit. It’s exciting stuff, adapting and learning new things. It gives me more of a sense of control in my life and it feels good to have increased responsibilities (as weird as that sounds). I’ve always felt restricted by only being able to take public transportation… (and for that, I’m still grateful for having access since I know many people may not have the luxury of a decent public transportation service…) Anyways, I’ve felt restricted before and now it feels like things are opening up for me. I feel like I’m an adult and that I’m capable of making adult decisions for myself (I know, I’m 25 and definitely an adult, but still >.>). It’s an empowering feeling to be more in control of your life. It motivates me too, to strive to achieve better things for myself… to go to school, to get a decent enough job (one where I can afford a car, even if it’s a shit beater)... before, all of these options were just pipe-dreams since I’ve felt that because I’ve been through hard times financially, that I’ll never amount to much in my life. It’s just nice getting a taste of what independence and self-sufficiency feels like.
I just finished getting my learner’s permit for my driver’s licence. I had my G1 before but it had expired, so I needed to rewrite the written exam for it. Paid my $125 (I had to save up for it >.<) and wrote the test; ended up only getting two things wrong, wooots. Did another vision test, last time I didn’t even have glasses and this time I did… I tried the test without my glasses, and ended up getting a better score than I originally did 6 years ago! hah, definitely not complaining.. I’m glad I don’t have that restriction on my driver’s licence too :)
So, the next thing that I need to do is to call my driving school and book my driving lessons! My family pitched in for driving lessons for both my christmas present and for my birthday combined… otherwise I don’t think I would ever be able to afford it. I’m pretty happy! I hope that I can get in my lessons before the summer ends though.. hopefully I’m not too late!
Well, I managed to get my G1 (aka my driver’s permit) in July 2006. For the whole year so far I haven’t really had access to a car that I could practice with, however… But, my brother whom I live with has just bought a car and has offered to let me try to drive once in awhile.
I just hope I can get enough practice in so I can pass my G2, I think I’ve driven maybe 5 times total so I need a LOT of practice. I have at least 4 more months until I am technically allowed to try for my G2 test. I don’t see myself driving very much though, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get my G2 for quite some time.
I am happy that I finally got off my butt and got my G1 license though, because at least I have a proper form of ID since Im legal drinking age now. That’s one worry that’s off my chest. Phew :)
I just want to be able to drive! So that maybe one day when I can afford my own car I can just drive, drive, drive… whenever and wherever I wanted to, without having to be so restricted and limited as to where I can travel.