So my last driving lesson was Thursday. It started a little late because of traffic and poor planning but it ended up being one of my best lessons to date. I don't know what it was about it but for some reason everything just "clicked". Everything I did felt right and I felt really confident about it all. I made a few mistakes but I didn't let them hold me back. I just kept going at my own pace, and did a damn fine job.
We actually ended up where we were last time when I did a three-point-turn in five turns. We got there because I practiced parallel parking. The parallel parking went much better than the first time I tried it, which was already leaving me feeling pretty good. Then the owner of the car I parked behind came and moved her car in three turns. I took it as a challenge to also beat my old record and do it in three turns.
Needless to say I accomplished the feat; impressing both myself and Martin. I even performed better than the woman because she did it by cheating. She crossed her arms when she turned the wheel, but I didn't do that. So take that random lady!
We also practiced emergency braking again. I even did that better. I was still a little sharp on the brakes but the stop was much smoother. I even took the car into sixth gear at one point. That was a thrill.
Like I said, there was just something about being behind the wheel last week. I just felt confident. Like I could do it. I rarely go into things really believing I can do them like that. I made some mistakes (including stalling the car so much that the automatic turn-on turned itself off) but I'm not going to focus on that. I'm going to focus on what I did right; and damn did I do a lot of things right.
My next lesson isn't until next week because I wasn't able to book it right away like I usually do. I was waiting for some money to clear. By the time it did Martin was fully booked for this week. Let's hope I can keep this confidence moving forward.
I also really need to pass my theory test already. I'm running out of things to do in my lessons.