Monday, January 25, 2010

I think I can...


For at least 10 years, I have been "trying" to learn how to drive stick. Jake used to own this purple truck that he taught me on. But I never felt confident enough to really drive it. Over a year ago, Jake got a Mini Coop. He told me it was the easiest stick he ever drove. He even re-taught me how to drive a stick about a year ago on it. Since then I have been driving it maybe once a month, with him in the passenger seat and our destination was less than 5 miles away and it was always daylight and no bad weather. Well, tonight I was going to meet a friend for dinner at a restaurant less than 5 miles away. I talked myself into trying my first drive SOLO! I only stalled once and that was when I was pulling out of the garage. I was getting nervous towards the end of the meal, I realized it was dark outside. I took a deep breath and did it! I drove home in the dark, didn't stall ONCE!!! Maybe someday, I'll go farther than 5 miles away...

2 comments:

Angie said...

i'm so very proud of you.

george said...

Baby steps....just ask Jennie about learning to drive a stick!! I am sure she would enjoy giving you the lowdown of her "crash course" in learning!! LOL!!!