It’s official, I can finally drive

On Thursday something amazing happened: I passed my road test. AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!

After taking a break from learning to drive standard last summer (thank you, Kyle!), Sean randomly found me a driving school here in New West. It’s called Ladybug Driving and they are geared towards teaching women to drive. When I started, my instructor informed me that they don’t teach standard. And since I was such a bundle of nerves about driving – I cried during my first lesson with my instructor – learning automatic first would be the best thing to up my confidence. and easier on my brain. (Yes, Sean. You were right… So, thank you.)

On a slight tangent, I love the colour red and I love ladybugs so this was a perfect school for me.

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So eleven months, some tears, many (MANY) hours of practice and expensive (worth it!) lessons, and one failed road test in July later, I finally have that shiny green N magnet for the back of whatever car I end up driving. I’m really proud of myself for conquering something that has giving me great anxiety for a long time. Driving is one of the most humbling and scary things I have ever done. I’m so grateful to friends and my in-laws for taking me practice driving, my two Ladybug instructors, Kaniz and Anna, and yes, I’m grateful to Sean who kept encouraging and poking at me to get my N so I could have a bit more independence.

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Crossing one big goal of my list for the year feels amazing. My yoga teacher training is another thing that I have recently completed, but that’s another post and story. 🙂

Now, I can get back to learning to drive standard. Lots of yogic breathing for me! But I know I’ll be fine.

Time to finish cleaning up from last night’s annual holiday open house and prep some leftovers for dinner. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Happy Sunday night!

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