A bit discouraged

 

I just finished my sessions for driving. I was so happy how my first day turned out because I felt like I was starting right. However in my next sessions, the car was changed and I had to adjust again with my footwork. Β In my last session yesterday, I felt like I don’t want to drive anymore. The car kept on swerving because I was having a hard time controlling the steering wheel. I was having difficulty moving the car in between stops as I was struggling with the clutch and gas. The car was jerking. I felt tired after. 😦

Should I continue learning? Well, I should not give up, right? I guess, I was just being too hard on myself, setting high expectation that I should learn fast. Since I don’t have a car here in Manila, I couldn’t practice more. When I go home to Bacolod next month, I can use our car and practice harder and make sure that I can independently drive without an instructor telling me what to do. Hopefully, I will not do any damage. Hehe…

I’m just grateful that God kept me safe. πŸ™‚ There were no bumps and accidents during my lessons. Yay!

As much as I prefer to be a passenger than a driver, I’ll keep practicing because who knows, God will give me a nice car someday? πŸ˜€

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Driving 101

 

Today was my first 2-hour driving session. I was excited and a bit nervous. I mean, driving has never really been my thing. I just felt that I never had the courage to be in a road with thousands of vehicles around me, especially here in Metro Manila.

However, today, I got out from my comfort zone and conquered the road! Hehe… Well, thanks to my driving instructor from SMART Driving School. He was very relaxed and wasn’t pressuring me and was very patient on me so I tried to relax myself as well.

I must say it was a very productive first two hours. Since I was learning manual driving, I had to really learn the proper foot work, doing clutch, gas and brake. According to my instructor, I was doing a good job with my foot work. Yay!

My challenge was my left and right turns. I had to improve in my estimate as to when to turn. Just so many angles to look at! πŸ™‚ I also need to practice more in changing lanes.

Well, it was just my first session, I don’t have to be hard on myself, right? I believe I did well. I got good rates, I guess in my evaluation. πŸ™‚

Can’t believe I survived EDSA and the roundabout in Kapitolyo and Shaw Blvd! Hehe…

*pat on my back*

Tomorrow will be another 2 hours. Hopefully, I will not forget what I learned today and will get better!