So, since new year I have been working on a personal challenge – one, if you will, that requires immense concentration and patience.
I have been educating myself in a skill that has required me to master all control, to be able to be calm in situations where I wish to scream profanities and above all else – remember the order in which I should do things.
In little under 7 weeks, I’ve had to master theory, learn about hazard perception… as well as the practical element of the brumming, the beeping and the screaming from the passenger seat.
As a disabled driver I’ve found the automatic fairly easy to come to grips with (i.e. don’t). My teacher was quite patient with me and got me through all my manoeuvre’s, showing me useful tricks to making sure I knew what was going on all around me. Above all though he also reminded me to maintain my confidence without being over-confident.
Now, the rest of my learning begins, just on my own.