Friday, 26 July 2013

I'm Possibly Going To Be Mobile

I mentioned on Monday that I may be getting a job some time in the next few weeks. In preparation for that job I am going to do something I should have done a long time ago. I'm going to acquire a vehicle. Whether or not I get the job a vehicle will help in the long run because even if I don't get this job, it'll certainly be handy in acquiring other jobs. I'd probably feel a lot less apprehensive about getting a job if I had my own transport too.

Last year I embarked on a dangerous mission to get my driver's license. I'm NOT going to recreate that mission this year. See as someone who has what is basically a learner's permit (we call them provisional licenses and it means I can drive a car as long as a valid license holder is with me) I can simply go on a one day course to learn how to ride a motorcycle. I'm going on that course next Tuesday and by the end of the day should be totally qualified to ride a bike that's less than 50cc. It's not much but it's better than nothing. Plus you can get some pretty cool bikes at that power, they aren't all scooters.

It's something I wanted to do before I even started having driving lessons really but lately I've been making kind of more of an effort to get my life on track properly. Although I do lament how little I go to the gym these days. Actually having my own bike would even help there. It's been incredibly hot here and it's been very very hard for me to drag my ass to the gym. Even when I get there I feel exhausted. If I rode up then I would be able to stay there for longer too probably.

Even if I pass my test it's going to be a few weeks until I actually acquire a bike (more on that later) but for the most part it'll feel good to know I do have a way to get around more and will be one step closer to doing more with my life.

Pizza delivery boy here I come! Not really though, as I have a terrible sense of direction which is a problem I have with bikes. I feel I will need a satnav GPS you see. But I should be fine for the most part and maybe even having a bike will help build up my sense of direction. Who knows? Anyway, I'll let you know how it all goes.

Now to spend the next few days telling myself I won't crash until I believe it.


  1. Good luck! I'll even help you to impress people when they ask about your job with a title I wore when I worked for Dominos. When people ask what you do, try "Italian Food Transportation Representative." It's much more impressive with the chicks than "Pizza Delivery Boy." Especially if they like British Sausage (yes, that's a euphemism).

  2. This is exciting Mark, actually sounds like a good idea even though I know that it can be scary adding another dimension like this to your life, best of luck with it man, have faith it'll go great.

  3. You won't crash and good luck Mark!

  4. If you start driving or riding to places, I would think your sense of direction will get better because you will get more practice at it. That's my theory anyway.

  5. Woot woot! Mark's going mobile! You'll love the freedom of it and it will open up new doors for you.

  6. dude. best wishes on the bike course...have riden dirtbikes and stuff forever though you dont need a license for that here...i want a street bike though...that would def be cool...and best wishes on the job front as well...

  7. I've been trying for the longest time to get a vehicle of my own. But until I get rid of some of this debt....

  8. This is great news. Good luck with the test. You ill love the freedom of your own transport

  9. How exciting, this is great news

  10. Wishing you all the best with your motorcycling and driving lessons!!!! And CONGRATULATIONS with your new job!! How exciting!!!

    Oh it's hot and I'm loving it!! Take care


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