So, here's the scoop (and some of you already know this about me) but...
Driving terrifies me. In fact, when I'm in the driver's seat this is how I feel:
You see, I've never been any good with anything that involves wheels. I never learned to ride a bike properly. When I went roller skating parties, I was always the one clinging to the wall the entire time. Driving a car held no interest for me, but at age eighteen I decided I better bite the bullet and get my license. I failed the written test twice. Then I failed the road test twice. The third time I passed, but the examiner yelled at me at the end of the test and called me an unsafe driver. He had to pass me though, because apparently I hadn't lost enough points to fail. Shortly after that, I left home and didn't drive a car again for a very long time.
Fast forward five years later. I'm newly married, with a new job as a ballet instructor. I had taken some driving lessons and was feeling confident that I could start driving the car. Hubby helped me practice driving to and from the studio until I felt I was ready to try it myself. Well guess what - I managed to crash the car pretty badly my very first time taking it out. Sigh.
Now I only drive when absolutely necessary. I've driven a grand total of five times by myself, two of which have resulted in an accident. Not a very good track record! For the sake of my kids though, I want to try again. Do you think I can do it?