I really hate driving. I do have a current driver's license, but I haven't driven since the last time I took driving lessons, in 2005. My instructor said it wasn't lack of skill - I nailed everything perfectly even though I hadn't been behind a wheel in years - it was lack of confidence.
So yeah, I can drive. I just don't feel like it.
I will write about it in my journal when I'm less upset and devastated. In short; AKP, the party who won the elections (again) has anti-secular leanings, and I'm a member of four secularist NGOs, very active in two of them, which means hard times are ahead, for me and my husband. I might have to resign and seek a employment in a private school. I haven't talked to the principle yet (he's like me). If they make him resign... I dunno. I might have to resign as well. My only concern is my students, who would be subjected to government propaganda if all us secularist teachers resign. Kinda like the situation in Hogwarts in DH, now that I think about it, LOL.
I guess we'll see. It's too soon to decide right now.
On July 24th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Out of the five things you listed, only one of those is specifically about you: your mom freaking out when you drove. And really, even that one is about her more than it is about you. Driving isn't the funnest thing, but you ought to give it a chance again. Only try to do it sans everyone else's baggage! It's not your fault your dad yelled at your mom or that your driving instructor lives in a trailer park or that your other driving instructor's husband is a jerk. That all just means you have a sympathetic ear and you love your mom. That's all good stuff. But put all of that aside and get in the car for you and only you. Lord knows we all have enough of our own baggage to be schleppin' around; we don't need everyone else's breaking our axles!