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