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Rebel WITH A License: Third Time’s The Charm

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Thursday, August 4,2016 will go down as one of the most important days of my life. I accomplished a goal that had been 12 years in the making. I’d overcome all of the failures of the recent past. 

I FINALLY got my Driver’s License!!!!

Sometimes, I feel silly about my excitement about a license. I mean, who actually thinks it should be that big a deal? Hell, you may even be reading this and thinking that I’m hype for nothing. Guess what?

I. DON’T. CARE. [insert victorious laugh]

But seriously, if you’ve read my post “Rebel Without a License: Driver’s Edition”, then you already know about my struggle. I’ve already told you about my DISASTROUS DMV visits, but let me tell you how marvelous my last trip was.

The day threatened to not be so marvelous at first. I went to the DMV of my last failed road test and was met with a bad sign. It was a flashback to the 4 hours of hell I’d experienced the first time: the computers shut down. While everyone else waited, I politely walked out and drove to another DMV location.


I had a short wait before being called to wait again. Still, my waiting time was short in terms of DMV time. My examiner was the EXACT one that I needed. He gave pointers without scaring me to death. He was relaxed, and his chill vibe rubbed off on me. I passed that test like nobody’s business. I reacted the way any sensible person would.


Well, I wasn’t BAWLING or anything, but I definitely teared up a whole lot. A huge weight had been lifted and I had finally accomplished that goal. All of the frustrations were washed away. The one thing that kept me going was the encouragement that I received. I had to really visualize the success. I was going to pass that test because that was the only option. SOOOO many years!!! SOOOO many failures!!! 

SOOOO much success. 



6 thoughts on “Rebel WITH A License: Third Time’s The Charm

  1. Oh my gosh congrats!!!! That’s so great! I just got my learners permit (I’m a college freshman so I’m kind of late, I was hospitalized in high school so driving wasn’t really an option back then.) and I’m TERRIFIED. My mom took me out on the road so I can prepare to get my license but it was awful when I drove for the first time a couple days ago. I was a nervous wreck, and I’m even more nervous for the exam. I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting my license, that I’m just setting myself up for failure but I’m trying!!

    Considering how much I’m struggling with driving right now it’s amazing and motivating when I see people get their licenses!! I hold VERY high respect for them.


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    1. Aww Angie, if it makes you feel any better, at least you’re not 28 years old and getting your first license LOL. Visualize the success. Driving is more mental than it is anything else. I was super nervous when it came to the road exams, but after failing twice, I was determined to put my nerves to the side in order to pass. I hope you’re in better health, and I wish you all the luck in your license quest!! If you can remember to, I’d love to know how your process goes. Feel free to email me:

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      1. “Driving is more mental than it is anything else.” Truer words have never been spoken! Driving is 90% confidence. You’re more likely to make mistakes when you don’t trust yourself. It was my biggest problem when I was learning how to drive.

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