Most people don’t know this, not even some of our acquaintances, but I do not have my license. You might be wondering why in the world doesn’t a 30 year old have her license.
Mostly, it’s a fear thing.
I have this fear of cars breaking down, bursting into flames, and leaving me stuck. I seen my grandmas car catch on fire underneath and it freaked me out. Then one time while my friend and I were at the beach, she was driving my car that had been bought for me as a push to get my license, and the radiator exploded and we were pretty much stranded until we randomly seen someone we went to high school with. If it wasn’t for him, we probably would have been sitting there for days.
Right after I got married last October, I went and got my permit so that I could get over this fear. I have been driving every week now as time permits and the car allows. The 02′ Subaru Outback that we got a deal on has been great so far. I feel comfortable in it, but it’s been having problems with the wiring of the left headlight. It keeps going out, so I cannot drive at night until that’s fixed.
I’m awfully fearful of taking the test though. But as soon as I feel more comfortable driving, I’ll get it out of the way and over with before my permit expires. After all, it’s about time!
It has sucked not owning a car or having my license so I can do whatever I want, but I felt content all these years sitting at home until someone asked me to do something or could take me somewhere. I have a little bit of social anxiety still, but for the most part I have outgrown some of my issues. And the only way I’m going to get over these issues is by jumping in feet first.