I started getting nervous about today’s driving lesson on Wednesday while at work. While waiting for my instructor this morning, my stomach was churning. When I got in the car, I forgot that I had to go into 1st gear in order to get the car moving. Thankfully it was all part of warming up as I got on ok after that.
I approached a set of lights and had to stop on a downward slope. When turning, I ended up coasting for having my foot on the clutch. I told me instructor that the only way I was going to learn was to do it again, so we came back to the same spot after 15 minutes and I had a better turn with the clutch completely up.
I did a bit of dangerous driving while at a roundabout. Apparently I had to wait for the 2nd car on my right (who wasn’t on the roundabout) to pass before making my move as I was going slow. I would have failed in a test, but I told the instructor that the car was going too fast for his own good and he should have slowed down especially upon seeing a learner. I have attitude.
I ended the drive on a better note today. I somehow found a bit of co-ordination and managed the gas-clutch balance better than last week. I did cut out twice, but it didn’t bother me.
I have my 5th lesson tomorrow – Ally suggested we start on manoeuvers i.e. parking and reversing. I asked to go on another drive to capitalise on today’s improvements. I think he just wants me off the road!
Thankfully my stomach has stopped churning – it’s an awful waste of energy to be worrying about failing. Perhaps Hubby was right about last week’s lesson being a turning point for me.
Please god, let tomorrow’s lesson be a good one as well.