I have started looking up potential driving schools. It has actually been an exciting process – I was expecting to have to take driver’s training all over again, but I see that many schools cater to drivers that are simply out of practice with in-car sessions.
Even more motivating are reviews left on sites like Yelp – apparently, being in your mid-to-late-20s and getting rusty at the wheel after years of living in a city/dorm/public-transit-heavy lifestyle is a common occurrence! My self-consciousness is starting to shrink and I keep daydreaming about driving around to do errands, to go to work, to visit friends… I can’t wait. 4 days ago
This goal is so, so, so integral to my feeling in control again.
I will definitely need support on this one – it is one of the things about myself I am most embarrassed about.
I am hoping to make great progress on this goal by the end of the summer. 1 week ago
Going to buy a new car this week or next. Time to get back on the road :-(. 2 months ago
Still haven’t conquered it. Still not important. 5 months ago
crossing the street today, walking home. and saw and old lady driving a car… waiting at the stop for cars to go past so she could turn and proceed… she actually could have driven through earlier, she was holding up traffic a little bit, but guess she was being cautious… remember thinking, if this old lady can drive… so can i. 8 months ago
I went for a walk yesterday, leaving the car at home. I came back several hours later to find someone had put a gigantic dent in the side of the car. The car is not worth claiming for and the girl who did it was very sorry. I’m not claiming on her insurance but I don’t think it’s going to help my confidence when people scowl at me as I drive around, thinking I’m a worse driver. She’s fairly new to driving and has only had her car 3 months. I’ve been there and, although I only damaged my own car when I did it, know the stress it can cause.
I went over to the girl’s house last night and said “Don’t worry about it. I’ll sort it outside of insurance because there’s already a dent in it that I did myself. I’ll see if I can pop the dent out that you did out myself and if I can’t then I’ll just leave it.”
Does that make me a push over? My dad has told me I’m an idiot for not going through the insurance company. The problem is that my car has 120,000 miles on the clock, a dent in the back where I did it myself (that I chose not to notify them about) and it fills up like a fish tank. I can’t imagine anyone ever buying it OR an insurance company saying they’ll fix the car for a big dent in the front. They’d just write it off when the car has 6 months left on insurance and road tax as well as MOT. I might as well just wait 6 months and get something newer. It seems to drive ok. I just need to check the lights work and then it’ll be safe to drive the short distances I use it for.
I just feel utterly crap about it all though because I’m not sure I made the right decision. Maybe I should have let it be written off? 10 months ago
...forgot that I had a car these last 2 weeks. I have used it once, to drop my mum off somewhere but other than that I’ve walked. I like to walk places. I hate to drive places. I left my car on the road like some abandoned creature, looking sad and lonely. When I needed it today it coughed to life but unless I go for a long-ish drive the battery wont be charged. I hate summer drives but hey-ho I’ll have to go and do some driving for the sake of a £100 car battery! Arghhh… Bring on this evening. 10 months ago
I keep thinking I’ll drive today! and then today comes and I put it off.. visualisation is not even helping. 10 months ago
So a goal for me means it’s probably more likely to happen..
I’ve ad my drivers license for over 20 yrs and I’ve probably driven a handful of times and none in the last 8 or so years, but with our Big Lap coming up it would be good to help my husband out with the long hours of driving… so I’m working on this goal with the help of my councillor… she gives me home work, which to date i keep avoiding doing,but I am going back to see her on Tuesday (31st July) so I need to practise at least something of her hard work before then… wish me luck! 10 months ago
Just wrote in the new student’s Facebook page asking for driving school recommendations in the New Haven area for after I settle down there 11 months ago