Welcome to the first edition of the Throwback Thursday Memory BlogHop where we take on a nostalgic object, event, or memory and blog about it.
Every Thursday, I will alternate hosting with Lauren from LSS Attitude of Gratitude. We will post a blog with the title Throwback Thursday – subject of the week. (This week the subject is Learning to Drive.)
How to Participate:
It could even be a story about a parent or a sibling or someone else who figured prominently. Poems are welcome, too. You can use the photo above in your post and tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen to make it easier for others to find.
Today’s subject: Learning to Drive
Who taught you? Did you take drivers training? What kind of car did you drive? Were you nervous? Did you hit anything? Did you pass your driver’s test the first time? What was the weather like
I got my first lesson in driving at the age of 18 from my elder brother. He is two years my senior, and considered himself an expert as he had been driving for 3-4 years at that point. As older brothers are, he was bossy, short tempered and dominating. This arrangement didn’t last long and I refused to have any more lessons from him.
Fast forward three years, I was in med school and my father told me that we can go driving, provided I get up early in the morning for my lesson. He was a great teacher. Patient and calm. But I was very busy with my studies and couldn’t pursue it with any regularity.
My next attempt at learning to drive was when my kids started school. We had a driver but sometimes it fell to me to pick and drop them. I enrolled in a driving school and took a course for 15 days. The instructor told me that my driving was fine but I needed confidence. She told me to drive everyday so that I gain confidence.
After this I got my license to drive. Things at that time were pretty simple in my country. Just a driving test and some oral questions.
Now I drive occasionally. I can’t claim to be a as very good driver, but I manage pretty well. I think learning to drive should be a mandatory skill thought to everyone.
That’s my story. How was it for you?