There was nothing majorly wrong with the driving in yesterday’s lesson, over and above the normal stuff. My anticipation could be better, my roundabout handling could be better, my maneuvers were okay, but could be better. However, I was still hugely despondent when I got home because why on earth would anyone enjoy spending 2 hours being told (even in a constructive and supportive manner) that they were making mistakes.
I spend the week driving and think I’m doing okay and then expend a lot of energy during the lesson, feel drained when I get in, and just frustrated at all the stupid little mistakes I’ve made.
I honestly think I drive better when I’m not in the lesson, because I’m less nervous and so I make better, longer term decisions. But that’s not going to help when I’m taking the test which is only going to be even more high pressure. In the back of my mind I sort of hope my instructor is being overly critical, trying to get me beyond the level needed to pass the test, so that I pass easily, but who knows.
I certainly don’t.