Blog post share: Solo Travel

I loved reading this post, when I discovered it today and this post had a lot of meaning and values too.

Turn The Page

If you can’t be by yourself and do things that truly make you happy. Then you shouldn’t enter any relationship with another person because they shouldn’t complete you they should just compliment you.

One way you can truly find what you want in life is by travelling and exploring a new place by yourself. When you explore a place or culture on your own you develop your own idea’s and opinions. Not having other peoples opinions that put a cloud over you forming your own ideas which can help you understand what you want from your life. When I travel by myself is when I can fully immerse myself in the new surroundings and experience what is happening around me. New surroundings means new experiences and I can learn and grow while understanding what I like and dislike. Solo travel allows you the opportunity to do what you want and…

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3 years today…

Today, I seen on my Facebook timeline a post I had written here that I thought I would re-share. It is 3 years today, when I decided I wasn’t drinking any more alcohol. Yes, I have felt at times I have fancied a drink, (for the wrong reasons,) but I have not touched. The urges are not strong as they were and I still feel this was the best decision for me to not drink again.
For those that are new to my blog and may not have seen my post that explained why I chose to stop, then this post you will find here.

New learning, towards my business I intend to start at some point.

As I mentioned in this post; A short chit chat, I joined Stonebridge College to do a home study course for my business.
This course is a home study course, which you can do online, but I chose paper base option as I do like to sit away from the computer at times to do my study. The course I am doing is, “Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Course.”
I have not long received my first two assignments, question paper for the first assignment, introduction to the college and an information for students magazines that has lots of tips to help with study.

My course assignment and preparing my necessary folders

I have been busy this morning, preparing my two folders ready for this course, by putting in my dividers for both folders, as there are 13 assignments in this course. One folder is for my assignments and the other folder is a scrapbook folder after following a suggestion of creating one.
I have started off my mind map, which will expand as I progress through the course. I intend to start this course after my theory test is out the way, although I am itching to start it before and no doubt I will.

Blog share: Minding Anxiety

A new blog I came across recently, was a blog called, “Minding Anxiety.” It’s a new blog, but there is some useful advice on there, which is written through shared experiences of having anxiety himself.
By sharing his own personal experiences of what has helped him, in his blog; “Minding Anxiety,” he hopes that it will help someone else who may have found themselves to be in situations like he has. Do pop on over, as there maybe something new to learn, to help ease your anxiety and to live with it. I have found something new myself that I plan to try in unexpected situations, which I found in this post; “My Top 5 Fundamental Methods.” The one I will try and it is new to me, is tapping my thumb on my index finger. This will come in handy in unexpected situations, that I have nothing else to hand that would help and I will see how I get on with this.

I also left also comments in this post; “How to deal with starting new things,” after enjoying reading it and finding it useful

Driving lesson update

Yesterday was my first lesson in an automatic car. But this lesson was actually an assessment, so he could see what I was like driving, once we went over the formalities of how the car worked.
This assessment was for an hour, starting at a quiet place with him not seeing me drive before. Then after doing some driving, we chatted about what I already know, so he knows what practical experiences I have had and how I feel about them. We then drove around through some of those situations so he could assess me some more, heading back towards my area. But before doing that, I learnt how to do a three-point turn. He looked surprised that I had not been taught how to reverse, in the lessons I had so far with the other instructor.
The instructor also used his hands to signal left and right turns, as he said the instructions and at times typed his right leg, which helped me to understand I could take my foot off the brake pedal at that point.
Back across from where I live, another new thing I had a go with not doing it already, was parking in a parking bay. Then it was end of my lesson and he told me how he thought I had done and we chatted about it. He then gave me his suggestion on what he thought I ought to do and that was to consider an intensive course. He reckoned that 20 hours of intensive driving would be what I only needed, to be ready to pass my driving test. He said there are certain things I need to adjust when driving, like breaking a bit earlier one example he told me, but other than that, he said, you drive better than you probably think you do. I told him I am my most worst critic.

As I have a theory test already booked, he said to wait and see how I get on with that before contacting him about booking lessons, which I already said I think it’s time I try something different and go intensive now. Then either way, whether I pass theory or not, contact him and let him know what I want to do and then he would get me booked in.
There would be about a 4 week waiting list, but I was told not to worry about the gap because I’d find it’s like riding a bike. You don’t forget.
But if you did, it does not matter as it can be shown again and you would soon pick it up.
If I did not feel ready to take my test after 20 hours of intensive lessons, then he said the driving test date could be changed.
If I pass my theory test, then the theory they would offer would be deducted off. But if I wasn’t to pass my theory, then I would be able to take up their offer of theory in my intensive lessons.

Although I had anxiety in yesterdays lesson, I could see the positive benefits of driving an automatic, than a manual car. I could see that there would be less distraction for me, with no clutch or gears to play about with and because of that, concentrating better on the road. I noticed, regardless of my anxiety, that at times, I felt laid back in the car, in a way.
I noticed how driving this car was a little different to the other I drove, it felt a bit more touch sensitive, in a way. This was explained that this may be down to this car being newer than the other I had driven.

I now when the time comes to get in contact with this driving instructor and school for my automatic lessons, I will look forward to having my driving lessons again.