Spooky Scary Skeleton.
Out of curiosity, how difficult was it to get a license as an adult? I'm currently stressing about trying to find time to work toward mine, but I also need to work into my mom's schedule on top of my own for sessions and it's super overwhelming. Did you take a class or anything to get more experience on the road?
It was actually super easy, but I'm not sure if my experience was an anomaly or what. I had my permit for quite a while because I took the written test some years back (I was maybe 24? or something, still way past the normal age but long before I got my license). I just kept renewing that whenever it would become out of date. I didn't start driving when I got my permit though. It was sometime later. And I never really practiced driving until right before the pandemic. I would only get to drive out to town on Saturdays with my mom when we would go grocery shopping since she didn't have time to teach me any other time with work. Then when the pandemic hit I stopped because I wasn't going out. I practiced a little bit before I had my scheduled test. And had my mom take me down to an empty church parking lot the weekend before my test to teach me backing up better because I was bad at that. And then she taught me parallel parking in our back driveway. The test ended up being super easy and quick. Way different than I expected and didn't have half of the stuff I was expecting. I drove around a small circle of sideroads in the city the test was in. And had to demonstrate parallel parking beside the side walk with plenty of room.
I'm not sure if the instructor just saw that I was 28, and I was following all of the rules, etc because she seemed pretty lenient as far as what she made me do and the test had to have only lasted 5 minutes I'd say. I never did any extra courses, didn't do drivers ed in school or anything, and I just did minimum practice with my mom when I could because she had a limited schedule when she could teach me.
have you ever thought about moving somewhere without any water?
Haven't thought about moving at all tbh. Lol.
Good for you to make the decision yourself <3
I've had anxiety about hitting the cars going in the opposite lane for a long time. Ever since I was a little kid actually. Whenever we pass a car going super fast I tense up. It just seems so easy to accidentally go too far left and scrape against the car going the opposite direction. When I was driving I worried so much about staying inside the lane and not going over the yellow line. So much so that I accidentally went too far right and almost hit a mailbox.
I know as I drive more it'll get easier and feel more natural, but man it's hard to start. I really really don't want to drive again lol
My parents don't do anything like that, they encourage me and stuff, but just having them in the car and being my responsibility to keep them safe and not crash is nerve-wracking enough.
I'd definitely prefer that for my first few drives.
Yeah, that was one of my fears as well and I had some moments where I would go a bit too far over to edge of the road because I was scared of going over the yellow line. It's definitely hard to think about how we're trusted to drive these big pieces of machinery that can cause so much devastation if something goes wrong. The fact that you're aware of how much responsibility you have while driving is good though, you just have to watch out for others because not everyone else thinks the same.
Driving in an empty parking lot helped me a lot at first. Just to get the feel of the car down better. So you're familiar with how it controls and you don't have to worry about hitting anyone if you accidentally cross over too far.