I thought I’d come along and write a witty and insightful post about what it’s been like driving for almost a year now. But when I got here, to this blank white box I find I don’t have much to say, and what I can think of saying isn’t that funny.
My first driving lesson was on the 8th May 2013 (http://perceptionistruth.com/2013/05/fear-of-4-wheels-part-1/) and I passed my test on August 14th 2013 (http://perceptionistruth.com/2013/08/fear-of-4-wheels-part-18-the-end/). Since passing my test it’s been okay.
I’ve done a lot of driving since then. I did all the driving over the Christmas period (we travel a long way to see our folks), I’ve driven to work most days, and if myself and Greté are going somewhere, I drive for the most part. I think she’s probably driven about 10 times since I passed my test if we’re both in the car (obviously, she drives when I’m not in the car). So in that respect, it’s been very successful, after a long time being the designated and only driver, Greté is getting some time off.
As well as that, I’ve been able to nip out in the car and take photographs, or go shopping, or take stuff to the local recycling centre when in the past it would have meant both of us going, or both of us deciding not to bother, so it’s definitely ‘freeing’ in that sense.
One thing I haven’t done yet is any long trips on my own; no motorway driving on my own either, and the time is fast approaching where that will have to change. I should imagine it’ll be pretty hairy the first few times, but I’ll get over it.
I don’t feel like life has changed dramatically since I passed my test, but a lot of things are just a bit easier, or a bit more convenient. I’m just still pleased that I can get Greté where ever she needs to be, whenever she needs to be there.