Well, I've got my learner's permit now. No great accomplishment, really. Send in a form, a pic, proof of ID along with a check. You get something like a driver's license, only with a different background color.
Next comes a few lessons, which I can pay for with my gardening money. I've got the Highway Code and Learner's Manual out. Hopefully if I leave it in plain view, I can use my spare time more productively. (Insight.. self-defined current need; better personal productivity)
I'm challenged to set a date for the Theory Test. Most of the questions are so obvious.. I'd like to think that's due to natural, cautious driving ability, 20 years in practice. But the signs are fucking with me.
It's the randomness, the generalities. *running for the book* Take for instance; 'The signs with red circles are mostly prohibitive.' Okay. I can get that. But how come a few of the signs have the red bar thru the circle too? This is the sign I EASILY understand as NO. Are they MORE prohibited? With that us my underlying, seeing the red circles without the bar makes my mind go off in wierd tangents. The bus in the red circle ... only buses? Ugh. No Kim!
Somehow, I'm reminded of my struggles with math in school. For some reason, I always wanted to ask why? Who says? LOL.. nevermind. THEY say. Get it into your head and run with it. *laughing*
I've also decided to create an alternate CV, something more focused on an admin job. No, it's not what I want to do for a living. But I have the skills. That income would be a great improvement on the Kwikie and I can probably wrangle regular weekends off. (Say that three times real fast *w*) I'd call that an improvement.
I'm trying to affect a better mental settling here. Somehow, balance my talent at school with the real world. A two-year Foundation Degree is not a three-year Honors Degree. My work background is scattered and not enough to support my piddly business management degree. So I'm shifting gears.
College was also something I did so I could be with Lynne. Maybe, career-wise, it's done me no good. Ditto monetarily. But I love this woman. And I know I can make something of myself here. It may be no great shakes to begin with... but look what I get to cuddle up next to and giggle with at night! Gimme my weekends off at job where I can progress, more Lynne-time, more money than now...