I don’t know about you but for me, May has been one of those months that have absolutely flown by.
Here are a few things that happened in the past month which I want to share:
I Failed my driving test for the second time on may 31st.
I thought I was so prepared and was going to smash it this time. I didn’t make a single mistake on the way to the centre and even my instructor thought I had it in my bag.
But no, I let the nerves get the better of me.
It got to the point where I could feel my heart racing and myself starting to shake, I could feel myself over thinking every little thought that went through my brain.
Here’s one on the three mistakes I made, I was coming up to a mini roundabout when I saw two lorries coming from the right however my judgment was pretty bad and they were much further away than I originally thought, I stopped and I shouldn’t of. I even made the point of saying I’ve stopped and I shouldn’t of but I just couldn’t get myself to move, AH I HATE THE NERVES!
The worst part about this was that I’d made the mistake of telling everyone at work that I had my test that day, I won’t do that again. When I got back that evening and went along to some climbing training I had 15+ people looking at me asking ‘did you pass?’, I had to say I didn’t for the second time and explain why.
I was so embarrassed, I wanted to leave the training and run away for a couple of minutes but ya girl pushed through as I’m stronger than that.
If anyone had any tips at all on how to control your nerves on your driving test I would love to hear; at this point, I am willing to try pretty much anything.
I read two books (which were both pretty damn good)
I’ve finally made myself pick up a book a little bit more and I’m so thankful for it. It helps me de-stress an awful lot and it also helps more ideas flow to my brain which is a massive plus.
If you love reading blog posts about books others have read then you’re in for a treat as a lot more of those are to come. My reading list is huge(not joking).
Started saving for a car (when I’m able to drive it)
I have a little obsession with Fist 500’s and would absolutely love one, my boyfriend takes the mickey out of me as it’s such a classic girl car. (I don’t care, my heart wants one)
I’m not sure if I will end up getting one as my first car as I might just end up using that money I’ve saved to pay off my insurance for the first get a get a cheap at for some practice.
I joke about getting a cheap car for my first encase I back it into a lamppost or bollard but deep down I am a little serious. I mean my instructor’s car has a reverse camera so it’s going to be a whole different ball game without it.
Trying to achieve my stand-up paddleboard coach
I’ve also been working towards my stand up paddle boarding coaching award to add to my list of qualifications for work.
It’s required a lot a lot of stamina as we had to paddle out to a buoy which was 300m(ish, I think) away and back within a certain time limit; it defiantly made me fitter. I eventually achieved the time of 6 minutes and 30 seconds which I’m hoping is quick enough to tick that box off.
I’m hoping to achieve a little more in June as I felt like May ran away from me. I spent half the time relaxing and catching up on sleep so I had enough energy to go to work the next day.
What have been your May highlights?