I mentioned in my New Years Resolutions that I was hoping to be able to drive this year and on Monday I had my first driving lesson ever and it really wasn't as bad as I had been anticipating all of these years. Despite struggling to come to grips with getting the bite of the clutch everything went smoothly and I even managed to drive around a culdisac without injuring anyone and I only bumped the curb once- not bad for a first lesson if I do say so myself.
In most areas of my life I am really rather an anxious person and so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I was actually a relatively calm driver, my instructor even commented about this! My next lesson is on Tuesday and I cannot wait!
The message that I am trying to convey in the post is that I was absolutely petrified about the concept of learning to drive, so much so that I put it off for four years and when I actually did it, it wasn't as bad as I had made it out to be in my head. So if there is something that scares you or something that you have been putting off for a while (without a valid reason!) then I really recommend that you try it out and give it a go- what is the worst that could happen?!