take 4!

After my third failed attempt (yes! three times!) to get my driver’s license, I was beginning to think that driving was not for me… it was wearing my “Never say never” attitude thin. I was planning not to take another test IF I will fail the fourth one.

The fact that I can’t practice alone made it frustrating. It’s either I book driving lessons ($65 to $70 per hour!) or drag someone with a Class 5 (professional driver of some sort :p) license to accompany me. Well, I did both but more with a driving instructor. You betcha! Driving made my pocket bleed!

Anyway, when I finally gotten the nerve to take the road test again for the fourth time, I made sure that I was emotionally and mentally ready. Nonetheless, the anxiety still caught up to me; I had an upset tummy for the whole straight week before the test.

upset tummy

In my fourth test, I felt that I had a clearer concept of the rules of the road and road signs; it certainly helped me handle road scenarios during the test. After nervously waiting for the result, the examiner drew a smiley on my form and told me that I got a perfect score! Whoa! I was so elated! My driving instructor who accompanied me during the test ended up driving me home because I could not stop shaking. :p

road signs

rules of the road

BOOM! 😀

Big thanks to Warren, Kuya Derek, and Sharon for their time and guidance.

Most of all, my heartfelt thanks to the following folks who patiently accompanied and helped me improve my driving skills:

with Neil Dahl

with Jason Collins

Emil & Grace (for her moral support)

I truly appreciate your help. Thank you so much! 😀

Sooo… how the hell did I end up taking four (4!) road tests? I’ll tell you on my next post. Ta ta for now! 🙂

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