Monday, March 12, 2007

Tears of Joy

I've heard of people shedding tears of joy, I've even seen it. Today was the first time that I ever experienced it. My license has avoided me like the plague. The situation was so ridiculous that I had to renew my permit a few years ago.

What's the deal? How frustrating is it when you know you had the tools to pass, but your nerves sabotage you? Today I truly exercised those demons. I had a terrible time sleeping, only managed to get three hours--from 3:30 to 6:30.

My aunt took me to the road test site, but we practiced parallel parking beforehand, my Achilles heal in the past. I decided that I was going to ensure that I didn't hit the curb by parking perfect but maybe a few more inches outside of that 1 foot suggested distance from the curb. I figured they'd just take a few points off.

I was incredible today. I used commentary driving--and it worked for me. I took Visine because my eyes were bloodshot red from the lack of sleep. I am glad they didn't take me for a ganga smoker, LOL.

It's taken so long, but the triumph was worth it. I'm more proud of myself for not giving up more than anything. I thanked Jesus over and over again, especially for hearing my prayers not to let my nerves have an outcome.

How good was it? No points off--just some warnings!

I got home and called Al and afterwards the tears flowed. I think it was a combination of the lack of sleep and the enthusiasm!

Now lets hope Babson sends me an acceptance letter soon. That and that I can get a great vehicle for 20K and that I remain a humble and cautious driver.

Excalibur 1, Nerves 0


coldploy said...

I am so proud of you.
Every time I fight somethings and win, I call my mom and let her know how well I did and also thank her for raising me and always being by my side.
Have you done that?

elizabeth said...


Al said...

:D hee, you know how proud I am, but I'll tell you again: I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!

Excalibur said...

Thank you guys!

Your support means so much.

Coldploy I saw my mom right away after taking the test. I thanked her, my aunt, Al, and everyone that has actually not let me give up, which I felt like doing many times.