Let me introduce you to someone really special to me.
His name is Cliff and he was my Young Drivers instructor. Wondering why he is special to me? Well thanks to Cliff and Young Drivers I finally have my freedom at the age of 30.
Many people think of Young Drivers as somewhere to send their teenagers to learn to drive. It is not just for teens. Young Drivers is for anyone looking to learn to drive and so much more. In fact they even offer winter driving lessons which I am looking into possibly taking should my bank account like me when the time comes around.
Cliff was an amazing teacher. He knew my history with driving and made sure to address my driving fears while I was behind the wheel. He taught me many great things about creating my personal bubble around my car to keep me safe.
He also was a pro at teaching me parking (something I was terrified to do). Where I did not have confidence in myself he did.
During my first lesson I told him I was scared to drive with my kids in the car. He told me I had no reason to be and he believed I had nothing to worry about. He gave me my confidence. That night I started driving my family everywhere we had to go. I fully took over our car every chance I had.
On my last lesson the week before my test he wished me luck but said I didn’t need it and to e-mail him after my test. As soon as I got out of my test as a brand new G2 driver I e-mailed him to let him know I passed. He wrote back congratulations in big capital letters.
Cliff was not just my instructor, he was my cheerleader. I never felt nervous as he did not let me feel that way. He quickly fixed my errors and cheered me on and gave me lots of “good jobs” as we drove along getting me ready for my test.
Thank you Young Drivers and thank you Cliff for giving me my confidence and skills I needed to get my licence and have my freedom at 30. I never thought I would be a licenced driver but I am. It is a great feeling to be able to “be an adult” and drive my kids to a doctor’s appointment, or run to the store to grab bread when I realize we are all out at 7pm on a school night. (That may or may not have happened to me tonight.)
If you are reading this thinking “good for her, I wish I had the courage” I encourage you to contact Young Drivers today and just DO IT. It took me 7 years. Had to renew my G1 even but now here I sit wondering why I didn’t do it sooner.
Disclaimer: Young Drivers was kind enough to sponsor my journey to becoming a licenced driver. As always all opinions are 100% my own.