Thursday, September 16, 2010

Drive For Freedom

It never thought time comes that I will ever learn to drive. Learning how to drive was one of the big adjustments that I undergo when I set foot in the United States. It was truly a huge struggle couple with a lot of frustrations for both my husband and I. There are a lot of times when our driving lessons turned out into arguments. I get annoyed easily because he doesn’t have much patience and I feel like he was putting too much pressure on my shoulder to learn the technique quick. Parallel parking was the most difficult to learn and up to these days, I am still not confident with it.

Time goes by so fast and it's been 2 years now since I start driving on my own. Driving means a big deal for my personal and career growth. When I learned how to drive, my scope of looking for a better job widens. If asked my many on what is the advantage of being able to drive, I always give them this equation: DRIVING=FREEDOM!!!

For people who came from a country who rely mainly on public transportation, driving your own car isn’t seen as a necessity but a luxury to many. Owning a car is very expensive back home and most people don’t have the cash to pay upfront. Back then, car installment isn’t popular and is hard to get in my country.

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