a quick post of positivity.
I've been nervous to drive in the U.S.
Why? They drive on the other side of the road, on the other side of the car, the junctions are massive, there's about a hundred or so lanes to choose from and you're allowed to turn right at a red light!!!!!!????? Utter, complete CRAZINESS!! (complaining about that made me feel stupidly English by the way!)
But today, I did it. Actually, I'm feeling confident. Conquered. I conquered it.
First, I drove Juan's stick shift (apologies for the American term) and then Shery's (my sister-in-law's) automatic. And I loved it. The first time I've driven in America and the first time I've driven an automatic. The weather was perfect. It's been five months since I've driven at all and I hadn't realised just how free driving can make you feel. It sounds silly and terribly dramatic but it made me feel adventurous and actually kind of euphoric.
In other news, I also managed to secure myself a volunteer position at a special school - I start next Thursday -- and I learnt a new meal at Elvira's place -- then to top it off.. I remembered the way home
- in the car
- in a foreign country.
(maybe not that impressive but my husband uses his GPS to get everywhere, even to places that are literally a few miles away!)
ALSO... I'm officially a legal alien! *Insert awful rendition of Sting's Legal Alien here*. Three of my immigration receipts have come back this week and on the top line of each of them sits my alien number;)
Small achievements, yes.
But to me they feel like big, big achievements. And that means progress..
And when you find yourself in these life situations, the little things really do make all the difference.
I'm a very happy bunny today.
Brit. U.S.resident. Lover of Opera. Believer of dreams.