The photo at the top of my blog is me in my new car, Merlin. It is quite significant as I only passed my driving test 2 years ago. My ex husband was a bit of a bully and forbade me to drive. For a few years after our divorce I didn't have the confidence to try, I imagined it was something other people could do, not me. Then I decided to bite the bullet and go for it with an intensive course over 3 days with my test at the end of the third day. I PASSED! When I met my gorgeous boyfriend (GB) last year he was in the process of moving house. I knew I had to conquer my next fear of motorway driving otherwise getting to his house 40 miles away would be a nightmare. Well, a year ago on sunday GB moved and I drove on the motorway on my own to help him. I traded in my banger last month and bought my little Renault Clio. I am proud of the fact that I did it all on my own. It was nerve racking walking into a car showroom and negotiating a car sale, but when I saw the car with the numberplate WZD I knew I had made the right choice.
I am such a different person from the sad, lonely and unconfident person I was when my marriage ended. The photo of me in Merlin reminds me of how far I have come.
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