Improving life to make it even better

@maximax8 (28906)
United Kingdom
May 8, 2009 7:37am CST
I am having another go at learning to drive. I have got a chance and before that I had given up trying to pass the practical driving test. I have waited ages to start. I have 45 hours of driving lessons paid for and the theory test twice and the practical test twice. I went out on a two hour lesson today and I got some of my confidence back. I did left turns and right turns. Then I went driving a long distance on busy roads, country lanes and went by lots of roundabouts. It was amazing because I thought I would have to start like it was my first ever lesson. My life will become so much easier if I can work towards passing my practical driving test. Is there anything you would like to do to improve your life? Have you found it easy to learn everything you have been taught?
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13 responses
@jakill (835)
14 May 09
The best of luck to you. Passing the test is hard even if you are a competent driver because you are so nervous about it. But driving is one of those things you never forget. You can always get in a car and drive once you have learnt. I have been driving for a good many years now. The one thing I failed at, which I regret, was learning to play the guitar. I'm better with my mind than my fingers. I learn new things all the time when I decide to write about something and have to research it. I just love doing that.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
14 May 09
I had a really hard time getting my driver's license. I had to take the test twice but finally passed it. I know twice isn't a lot, but I was so nervous each time that I was sick to my stomach. I wondered why I put myself through that, at the time. Now that 22 years have passed since I got my license I wonder why I was so tense when it was actually quite easy. So just keep trying and don;t give up. It is so well worth it. The freedom you will have will be worth it. I don't know what I would do if I didn;t have a license to drive. It would be awful to have to depend on others all of the time, to go anywhere. Right now I don't own a car because my car broke down and it wasn;t worth fixing. I am saving money to buy another one. I should be able to buy one this summer, I think I have enough now. I won't buy brand new, but second hand. I will probably never own a brand new car, too expensive. Well, good luck to you and I hope you get your license soon.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
12 May 09
It's excellent you are going to have another go, Maxi - good for you! I have never been a confident driver, and although I'd had lessons when I was in my teens, didn't bother going for my driving test until my MIL talked me into it. When I was expecting our first child at 22, my MIL said I'd always regret it if I couldn't drive my kids to doctors, activities, etc., and she took me for some lessons and then booked me in for the test in her little country town where there was only one policeman (and no traffic lights or hill starts)! I'll always be grateful to her for forcing me to do it, as we ended up having four children and there has been a lot of running around over the years to music, ballet, parties, etc., and picking them up from nights out when they'd had a few drinks when they were much older. Being able to drive gives you so much flexibility, and you'll be SO glad you did it. Good luck!
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
10 May 09
i haven't have a driving license. i want to have one. but it need a lot of money for taining it. i want to study it without the give money to others. i want to find a acquaintance to teach me. but , you will not gain the driving license.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 May 09
If it is within my capability, I have no problem learning new things. If I am attempting the impossible, of course I will face challenges, some of which I knew I will never achieve it no matter how hard I try. The issue is in the challenge I am taking up. My consideration will be is it worth my taking up? Worth will be measured in terms of how drained or happy I will be after the attempt.
@shanikp (16)
• United States
9 May 09
I would like to keep improving my life. I started changing my life around in 2005 now that is 2009 I have a degree and now I am trying to find a job to support my son and help out the love of my life. so I am on a good start so I'm on a good start to more happyness in my life.:)
@samdeb (82)
• Muzaffarpur, India
8 May 09
i want toimprove my car driving i am v ery por at taht help me out
8 May 09
My goal at the moment in my life is to pay off my debts so I can enjoy certain things more ofetn such as travelling! Then I will be much happier! lol Good luck with your driving! x
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
8 May 09
Life is almost always hard, sweetie. It took me ages to learn how to drive as, like you, didn´t start learning when I was very young. Then is easier. Even now, there are some places where I won´t go with the car. But for you it will help a lot later, with the new baby and Leo. Keep that as a goal and you´ll do it well. I´ll be sending you positive energy from here. HUG!!!
• United States
8 May 09
I have always been a very good student am a senior at the local University. For the first time I have failed a science lab and am praying that I did good enough on a final to pass a class. I have never failed a class I have tried to pass. So no it has not been easy to learn everything I have tried to do. Where I grew up you started driving as soon as you could reach the petal and so that was never hard for me, but I can see that is I only learned as an adult who understood that there where dangers, how it could be a difficult and intimidating thing. I will give you the advice that was given to me: Use both hands and when you are changing lanes to pass someone pretend that you are a cloud floating to the other lane and then back. (That helped my 10 year old mind understand not to jerk the wheel and even now almost 20 years later I still think of floating clounds when I change lanes). Good luck and never give up on your goals and dreams.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
8 May 09
it's good that you passed the practical test for driving, that is one of my goal too. learning how to drive, for me it's a very tough job, driving to traffic places, but how i wish i would drive someday. i too, have plans on driving school someday.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
8 May 09
It's never easy but often worth it.... right? I'd like to become an advocate for the parents of special needs kids. Our school district is running all over the parents and while a lot of the parents just go along, others know there is something wrong but don't know how to fix it. Everyone losses like that. You are doing GREAT... I'll keep you in mind for the test. I think you'll like being able to take your son where ever you want for a day trip...
@kellyt82 (204)
• United States
8 May 09
Learning new things is always a challenge. I think anything I learn could always improve my life. Good luck on the driving!