One of the big achievements I had two years ago was passing the Driver’s License Test. For the first time in my whole life I learned to drive a car. Why not? It is very beneficial here in the USA.
When you learn how to drive, you will have the freedom. You have the ability to go wherever you want. And for emergency needs in the kitchen, a drive to the nearest grocery store is quick. My husband bought a Toyota Scion for me to use. It is a mini-SUV. I am loving it because it goes 40 mpg on the freeway.
Before I passed the driving test, I took driving classes because my husband did not have the patience on me (laughs). The duration was six hours of classroom lecture and six hours behind the wheel. My instructor was very strict and she wanted me to remember and learn from my mistakes on the road. Parallel parking was the toughest training for me. I only did it once (at the test).
I am confident with my driving now. It is really a blessing that I learned how to drive. Driving on the freeway is a big challenge but takes a lot of guts. I do make mistakes as I drive around but I learn from them. The most important thing to do when you are behind the wheel is: Do not panic. And always be watchful.
On the other hand, with the gas prices sky rocket, I am limiting my road travels to once a week.