We went out to practice driving again tonight after work. He made me drive home on the scary 4 lane road. But no one died.
We then took a practice drive to the place of my ultrasound. I had a little difficulty backing into a parking spot which I’m worried about. I might have to drive in and then worry about backing out, but we’ll see. We will probably practice parking some more over the next couple days.
Parking was something that caused me grief in the past so it scares me a lot right now. I once got into a parking spot but was too close to the car beside me and didn’t know how to fix it. I’m terrified of it happening again.
The other thing I’m bad at is changing lanes. I tend to turn the wheel when I do my shoulder check so I need to watch out for that.
Tonight I drove a little too close to the right side of my lane and my boyfriend also said I go too slow when I’m turning from a side road back to the main road.
So a bunch of things to work on, but it wasn’t as scary as last time. I hope I continue getting more and more comfortable each time. As long as nothing crazy happens to scare me from driving then things should be okay.
I finally got my car tonight. They delivered it to my house since there’s no way I could drive it home. It’s been at least six years since I drove last. Until today that is.
After work my boyfriend came with me while I drove in circles around my neighborhood. It was scary. I don’t really feel in control of the vehicle. I find it hard to know how close I am to other objects, especially on the right.
I hate changing lanes because I feel like I am cutting other people off. I hate having people driving behind me because I feel like I’m too slow, especially when I’m turning.
I really don’t know if I’m going to be ready to drive on my own to my appointment on Friday. Especially with a full bladder and lots of nerves. I guess I still have 3 more days to practice. I thought of another way I could get there without having to do much walking, so I probably won’t drive anyway.
I can’t wait to see how long it takes me to get comfortable driving. I hope I can remember to document it on here so I can watch my progress.
I also picked up my new glasses last Friday. Right away something seemed off with the persciption. The girl who was working told me to try them out for a week to see if I get used to them. I wore them all day Saturday and today but they are definitely not as good as my old ones. So I’m going to have to go back and see if they can fix that.
The nose piece also digs into my nose and makes it sore. I don’t know if there’s anything they can do to fix that. I guess if I’m only wearing them to drive it shouldn’t be too bad. But if would be great if it was something that could be fixed.