I was told off in jest last week by a good friend, for not making this section about me so I will try and find more reasons to be proud each week so I can always mention something I achieved :)
This week’s highlight I would say is driving. Sounds odd potentially I know, but it’s true! I have had a licence for many years now, however I have never owned a car. My proximity to transport options where I live has meant that owning a car is just more expensive than it’s worth. It is only a few times a year that I wish I had one when going somewhere like Ikea, or visiting friends and family further away.
I last drove on a visit to my parent’s house a few years ago, when I brought one of my best friends with me and my mum kindly lent me her car for the week so we had a bit of freedom to see and do things around the area.
However this week I needed to rent a van to help a friend move house. I hired a small van as I knew that would more than likely suffice. However, when I got to the rental company to collect the van, they informed me that in fact they only had the next size up available. This made our lives much easier in terms of space, but meant that not only was I driving for the first time in a couple of years, I had a vehicle much larger than I had ever driven.
I can report though that everything went swimmingly. All Worldly possessions were moved safely and the van was returned without a scratch. They say driving is like riding a bike but it still comes with risk when rusty, especially when it’s not even a ‘normal’ size car.