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The End of Summer

The End of Summer

Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!!! I hope you are okay.

I want to share with you my driving licence experience and tell you what I learned about it. I am not sure if you’ve already got your licence or you are preparing for it, but either way, you may understand the feeling you get when you are preparing for an exam. So here is my experience.

In June I booked my exam for 29 August at 10:10 am, thinking that the further away I had my exam the more I would practice, and the earlier in the morning, the less traffic. Everything went well, when the day came, I was super confident with my driving and positive about it because at that point, you don’t have a choice and I like thinking that there is nothing else you can do when you reach the stage, other than do the best you can.

Getting my licence has become one of my biggest challenges and at the same time a great experience. When the day came, I first had a warm-up lesson at 9am, which helped me a lot to calm myself and focus. When I started the exam everything was going fine until the clutch broke after five minutes and the exam had to be cancelled. Then my driving school had another car ready for me to do it again. So I tried the exam again with a lot of nerves. This time it took longer than last time, about 20 minutes, and then the battery disconnected. And AGAIN, the exam had to be cancelled!! On one side, I became relieved, and on the other, I thought I was never going to finish the exam.

I managed to book my exam for the following week and this time it was the real one. However, I wasn’t so confident anymore and I became very nervous and unsure, so much that in the warm-up before the exam I hit a car while parallel parking. After all the hard work and all the stress I was living, I must say I finally got my licence!!!!!

When things go wrong on an important day like it is in an exam, don’t overthink things. You must not allow yourself to easily fall in the negative side. Try to keep positive and maintain yourself strongly thinking that you will do the best you can and that’s all that matters. It’s never the end of the world, there are always solutions for things so never lose control. Believe and let yourself flow.

“Hakuna Matata – it means no worries for the rest of your days”- The Lion King

R.A.



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