Category Archives: Driving

Driving Alone

Today I decided to drive to work. It was my first time driving without someone else in the car (since relearning to drive). I didn’t have far to go since I only live 2km away. But I thought it would be a bad idea to wait until tomorrow.

Tomorrow is my ultrasound which means I’m going to have a full bladder. I didn’t want to drive with a full bladder and a belly full of nerves. I’m still worried about the ultrasound because I had a bad experience last time. I really hope I can get through it without peeing myself haha.

As for the driving today, everything went smoothly. I parked a little far back in the space since I’m still having trouble gaging where the front of my car stops. But I was still in my parking space. I also was able to park in my spot at my house without too much trouble.

I must say, I love having a backup camera. Without it I would be having a terrible time backing into a parking space. It was a major reason why I bought a new car vs an old one.

I’m worried about finding a parking spot tomorrow at the doctor but I guess I could always drive in and back out. However, that one time I got stuck while parking in the past, I had also drove in. So I don’t know. I guess we’ll figure it out tomorrow.

Driving Day Two

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.