This one I’m already working on. I’m hoping by next September to have it. But so far I’ve only been on the highway twice and it wasn’t one of the main ones. So when I drive to work I have to take the long way and it takes me a half an hour to get there. With the freeway it would only be fifteen minutes. And the worst part of all is that I have to have a licensed driver over the age of eighteen in the car with me at all times. So I have to find someone willing to take me driving every time I need to be somewhere. You would think my mom would be extremely eager to get me out on my own driving, but because we work opposite schedules it’s hard to find time. And once we’re both free we’re exhausted. For the time being I’m being carted around by relatives.
I know what you’re asking, “Why didn’t you get your license when you were younger like everyone else does?” Well, with my extensive extracurricular activities I never really found the time. Plus I was a little afraid of driving. But now that I’m almost twenty-five I wish I would have just faced my fears and found the time because now I’m busier and I’m even more afraid of the road. I’ve already had a couple good scares. One was at a traffic light when the turn arrow was yellow and I was anticipating a green one to follow the yellow and instead of turning green it turned red and there I was in the middle of a four-way intersection. I’m absolutely terrified of merging and I’m always going too fast or too slow. AND I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT WHEN I GET HONKED AT! Nothing makes me angrier. The worst is when I want to make a left turn out of the supermarket parking lot and someone behind me thinks it’s taking me too long so they honk. What do you want me to do asshole there’s traffic coming from both directions and I’m not going to pull out in front of a bunch of cars just so you can get on the road a minute sooner. I know I shouldn’t let it bother me and I should just make him wait, but there’s something about the sound of the honk that just makes me angry. It’s the driving equivalent of being slapped in the face. I’m just glad the other driver can’t hear what I’m screaming. And for that I’m grateful.