Michael and I decided that life would be A LOT easier if I had access to a car while he was away at work. It is just not feasible for him to use public transport to get to work – even once a week because he would have to leave at about 4am! We did some investigating on affordable small cars and this week I collected a little Hyundai Getz!!
I LOVE it!! It is not fast or fancy but it is mine and it gets me where I want to go. My days of standing at bus stops in the rain are gone for good! The kids are DELIGHTED because it means I can drive them to school on rainy days and we can plan fun days out for during the school holidays. Everything here is so spread out, a car is really a necessity.
It is so strange for me to think that I can drive never mind that I can just jump in my car any time I like! I spent so many years being terrified of the very idea of driving, of being in charge of a car and potentially causing an accident and being at fault for the fallout that creates. It is a huge responsibility but I have it in perspective now.
Now, does anyone need a lift?