Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Driving update

Long time readers may remember that about 3 years ago I had a go at learning to drive, I got quite far along the road (so to speak) but nerves got the better of me, I was a nervous wreck and I just had to stop as I wasn't enjoying it at all.

Last September after a lot of regrets about stopping my lessons, I started again, I'm lucky to have a driving instructor for a husband and so we started slowly slowly, taking ages on the little roads with me wanting to vomit everytime I got into a car or thought about getting into the drivers seat! We did this until my confidence was increased. Once I got proffecient I drove us everywhere, not necessarily taking structured lessons, just lots of everyday driving, to the supermarket, over to my sisters in Bath etc. Then came manouvers and then I couldn't put it off any longer and I had to book my theory test.

I had my theory test yesterday - I passed - I passed well ;) I cannot believe the state I got myself into over my theory, anxiety, didn't sleep etc etc and that was with me KNOWING I was going to pass (I studied and I studied hard and I didn't fail a single mock test) and also lets face it 64% of test takers pass, its not that hard!

With the mess I got myself into over the theory (my first test in 21 years so understandable) I got Jason to book my practical yesterday and he is not going to tell me when it is until the morning of the test, that way I will at least sleep the night before and will only know about it for a couple of hours beforehand.

Wish me luck!


  1. Emma, I sympathize.I was exactly the same. Took me 4 goes to pass. I hated it with a passion. I'm so pleased I did it now though. Driving isn't my fave thing but I do it and I'm glad I can. I ended up with shot of pernod before my 4th test to help the nerves. Not recommended of course : )
    Emma, if I can do it, anyone can : )

  2. Well done on the theory (glad they didn't have that when I took my test!) sounds like a good plan about not knowing til the day when your practical is - shall keep my fingers crossed for you x


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