So the world has been through a lot this year, which sounds dramatic but it’s also true. I won’t go into details about it, because those who know, know, but it has been tragic for millions of people. I was less affected than those around me and for that I feel extremely fortunate. However, I was impacted by the fact that all driving tests closed across the country for almost eight months.
Eight months ago I was in a good place and felt ready to book my license. I was about to book only to find out I couldn’t and I haven’t been able to book since… until now. And unfortunately I feel like I’ve gone backwards in these last eight months. I’m now scared of driving again and all the progress I had made at the beginning of the year is gone.
My mum suggested that I visit the local mechanics. Around Toowoomba, there are plenty of highly skilled mechanics, and she thinks that if I get my car repaired that I’ll feel more comfortable driving. I think, and hope, that she might be right. I’ll try anything at this point because I want to get my license by the end of the year. Sadly, I feel a long way off achieving that goal but maybe I’ll feel a lot better after getting my car serviced. We’ll find out tomorrow, I guess.
Well, I’ve just returned from getting my car serviced. As it turns out, I was due for a tyre fitting and so I’m really relieved that I got my car checked out when I did. I still don’t feel ready to go for my license, but I do feel better about the state of my car.
I think I’m going to have to start practicing driving again. I’m going to have to ease myself in and do some little drives, and then gradually build up to longer, harder drives. I’ll get my license eventually.