Learning to Drive

Hey there!

So last week I passed my theory test (can I get a whoop whoop!) and now I’m finally on the road (unintentional pun) to learning how to drive.

A couple of months back I wasn’t really that bothered on learning. Ya ya in this day and age it’s kind of essential/ all my friends are learning/ my parents want me to, but the idea of driving kind of scares me. I’m being trusted to drive a vehicle…like holy crap what if I kill someone?

It’s only after doing my theory test last week that I’ve gotten excited to learn and more importantly to gain more independence. No more persuading mom to drive me somewhere, hey I can do it!

Let me tell you though, if you want to learn to drive you need to be committed. Not for the long lessons behind the wheel, but for how expensive it is! I don’t know about other countries but learning to drive in Ireland isn’t cheap. So far I’ve paid over 100 euro and that’s even before I’ve sat behind the wheel. My theory test cost €45, a required eye test was €15, passport photos €6, and finally the learner permit was €35! For older people who want to gain that independence later on in life and never got a chance to learn before this, it can be very off-putting.

For the past week mom has been taking me for a few driving lessons around our estate. I still have a long way to go though- I need to take twelve official stamped driving lessons before I can sit my driving test. The big goal that I would love to achieve is to be able to drive by the end of this year!

The question I’m going to leave for you guys is: do you have any funny driving related stories? Or if you can’t drive have you ever wanted to learn, if not then… why not! 🙂

Bye for now

Rearranging Stars

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