Sometimes, like today, I can’t help but think of how amazing it is that I learned to drive a car. It has been 5 or 6 years, since I got my license. I took Driver’s Ed in high school, but I just took it to get the certificate. I did actually go for my permit because where I live doesn’t really require me to drive that often. I usually walk or take the trolley where ever I go.
Eight years past, and I started having these strange dreams about driving. I kept having them over and over again. I started to believe that it was the universe telling me, it was time to get my license.
Another main reason I didn’t want to get my license was because I had no one to practice with. I certainly wasn’t going to have my dad teach me because his teaching methods suck. I never learned to ride a bike because he was so evil trying to teach me. Eventually, my mother forced him to stop trying. I didn’t want him teaching me anything, so I decide to look online for a driving school.
Luckily, I found one that was well reviewed and conveniently provided the car and would pick you up anywhere. I immediately signed up and was ready to get started. After a couple lesson, I took the road test. I failed it, but the second time I took I passed and I did a perfect parallel park. Later at the RMV, I even met Kendrick Perkins of the Boston Celtics. They had just won the Championship, so that was pretty cool.
Once, I had my license, I didn’t drive that much as I expected, but a few months later that changed. My father had and accident and broke his back. He was in the hospital, so I had to drive the family back and forth to the hospital, and then once he was out of the hospital, I had to drive him to physical therapy. I had TONS of practice driving, and I got really good thanks to the driving school. The universe knew I needed to learn to drive because I was going to be the only one capable of driving for a long time. My mother and sister don’t drive, so I had to be the family driver.
I have been doing great these past years, no speeding tickets, no accidents, I got one parking ticket, but that’s not that bad. Everyone says I’m a much better driver than my father. He even admits it.