Friday, March 29, 2013

Learning To Drive (Again)

Remember my “pre-missionary” list of skills to acquire?  Well happy Friday to me.

I have a mental block regarding me and any piece machinery.

Driving a stick shift is something I avoided my whole life (even growing up on a farm).

While living in Mexico, I did learn a bit…

FLASHBACK PHOTOS

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Here we go!

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It may have been a bit overdramatic and possibly fed into my fear that I cannot learn to drive!

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(CVE peeps, I love you!)

Okay, onto today.

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This morning, Jon, The Littles and I spent some time on the open country roads.

It was surprisingly fun, although still a long way from perfection, I am no longer immobilized. We didn’t even need neck braces. Although The Littles yell from the backseat encouraging words like, “We are tubing! Aah! Hold onto the rope!”

3 comments:

Matt and Kristi said...

Nice job Amy! You'll have to convince Kristi that it's not all that intimidating - nothing to be afraid of! :) Learning to drive a manual is on her list of pre-field training requirements!

Danielle said...

Amy & Kristi, it's really not that bad :) I decided when I bought my first car that I wanted a stick shift. I drove my automatic about 8 hours north to pick up my brand new car and then forced myself to figure it out all the way home! What an experience (and I don't necessarily recommend it) but after side streets, freeway, traffic and lots of encouragement from my best friend, I now love it and find it weird to drive an automatic! You guys can do it!!

Jarrin :: Raquel :: Rocky said...

pretty sure there are still quite a few of us that can't drive stick here! lol limon actually started giving me stick lessons but i couldn't ever perfect what he taught me in the first lesson so it was pointless to move on to lesson 2! haha :-]