I don't drive but I will. After years of excuses and reasons why I can't drive, I have made a goal for myself and have decided to start looking into going for my driver's license. Wow, that's a scary thing to write but also exciting. It's going to be a whole new world for our family. 

To many, this might not be that big a deal. Hundreds of people do this every day and who am I? I am a mom of three who has taken the bus or relied on somebody else to get me from point a to point b and I'm tired of it. I know, hubby doesn't mind taking us here and there but he has a life too! He has obligations outside the family just like I do, work to do and places to be. We both can't always be at the same place at the same time and I think it'll be better for everyone having two adults with driver's licenses in hand. 

Don't get me wrong, there is no shame in not having a driver's license for whatever reason, but for me personally, the more I'm thinking about it the more I want to do this. I want to be able to take my kids somewhere without having to work around someone else's schedule or be able to give my hubby a break from running here, there and everywhere for everyone. 

This won't be quick, it won't be easy and it definitely won't be painless (I have some saving to do because frankly, I will need to take a course) but I can do it. I know I can do it. I have support and motivation, now all I need to do is get the next steps taken which is to study my butt off and take that G1 test by spring or summer so I can take the course by maybe fall. 

I even already have the most recent Ontario drivers hand book, this will be my reading material for the next while. 

So, here we go taking the first steps in a big way. Wish me luck! 

This time next year I could be driving! :-D

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  1. good luck! That is such a wonderful step you are taking :) I am sure you will not regret this decision at all once you pass and are cruising the open roads!

  2. I think this is fantastic, Alyssa! Good for you! Such a huge step. You will feel so much freedom once you get your license! My brother drives but my sister-in-law never learned. I cannot tell you how many times it would have helped them if she could drive :( . Especially as they get older. If one person is suddenly not able to drive due to illness/problems...it strands both and no one can get out to run errands, etc. I'll be rootin' for you!

  3. I'm not licensed either and I am hoping to finally get my license this year after it being on the to-do list since I turned 16. Not going to lie, my main reason for wanting it is so that one day I can do a roadtrip and actually contribute to the driving. Wishing you all the best with getting it done and off the list!

  4. Good luck! We bus a lot but I can't imagine my life with kids and no car - I'm sure it will help in ways you can't even see yet. All the best!


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