September 06, 2006

I Met Up With An Old Gringo, He Showed Me Round And Said to Call Him Joe

At first, I was half in, half out ... with my feet on the ground and my head leaning on the doorpost. It was a start.

Then, one foot after the other, I was inside. My butt felt weird in the seat. My back felt stiff. It was uncomfortable and weird ... like a new pair of shoes that you just aren't sure will ever break in right so maybe you won't buy them.

After about 10 minutes, I finally closed the door. I just sat ... with my hands in my lap ... feeling stupid.

My mind stepped out of my body and I saw myself from my bedroom window. What on earth is this chick doing? She's just sitting there. Haha. Check out the crazy girl going for a pretend drive, without her hands on the wheel even. Dude, I told you this girl is a freak.

I looked into the mirrors and tried to adjust myself to the idea that they are good tools. Reliance, even in the slightest, on anything other than my own direct line of sight made me squeemish. I am scared to trust.

It made my neck hurt. I need to stretch.

I sat in the driver's seat tonight.

Posted by Princess Cat at September 6, 2006 12:45 AM @ 12:45 AM in Driving Diaries // Permalink | TrackBack

Huge step. Good for you Cat. You know that old sayin'.....How do you eat a bear? One bite at a time.....

Posted by: Tammi at September 6, 2006 06:36 AM

Way to go, Cat! You stick with it, little lady, 'cause you very well can overcome this! As Tammi said, just one nibble at a time . . .

Posted by: Dave at September 6, 2006 08:01 AM

... pretty soon you'll be hitting the gas!...

Posted by: Eric at September 6, 2006 08:19 AM

Play that song from the Christmas special: "Put one foot in front of the other... and soon you'll be walkin' cross the floor!"

Posted by: Ogre at September 6, 2006 08:35 AM

Good for you!

(It's like I told my gf when she crashed her bike: "You didn't die!")

Posted by: Victor at September 6, 2006 09:48 AM

Completely unrelated:

Posted by: Dorothy at September 6, 2006 09:50 AM

Baby steps and pretty soon you'll be ready to roll. Congrats on being a brave person and tackling this challenge head on.

Posted by: Shelley at September 7, 2006 12:10 PM