Driving taught me…

keep going

I promised myself to learn at least one new thing a year. Last year I learned how to swim, and that’s pretty much a milestone for me since I used to be terrified when bodies of water are involved. I thought that I wasn’t making the most of everything so I pledge to keep learning new things, basically to keep growing. This summer I’m into driving. My sister and I’s seven-day driving course ended yesterday. I wanted to tell you, reader about it ever since we started the lesson, but the schedule didn’t let me. I woke up and headed there way too early for the past week, and once I arrived home, I’m one tired porcupine. We’re driving an automatic car and I think that’s what makes it as easy as pie for us. We’ve had two instructors and they’re both expert, I must say. Our first instructor was a perfectionist of some sort, and I couldn’t help not to feel tensed, but what’s good is that I learned in less than half an hour. The second one, Sir Joey, was real witty in his own way that we pretty much laugh every day inside the car while driving. He never ran out of words to say, be it about encouragement, jokes, and whatnot. It feels amazing, how something that once seemed so foreign to you, now feels like you’re doing it ever since you became aware of it.

Driving taught me..

  • ..that I must not do things on impulse. Lives are at stake, and they’re something that cannot be returned once lost.
  • ..that it’s better to do things slowly if you’re not ready yet, rather than be sorry in the end.
  • ..that there will be uneven surfaces, and you cannot just stop just because it becomes hard.
  • ..that patience is the key. The destination can be nowhere in sight at the moment, but just wait, keep on driving, keep the patience in place, and you’ll get there in no time.
  • ..that sometimes it doesn’t matter who got to a certain place first. Sometimes what matters is whether you got there or not.
  • ..that nothing’s boring when you have people you dearly treasure riding with you.
  • ..that sometimes it’s not about getting there in the end. It’s about the longevity of the ride and what happened in that span of time.
  • ..that there will always be twist and turns and I have to get used to that, or else I’ll be lost.

And last but definitely not the least, I was taught to not stop. Keep going. It’s worth it.

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. — Walt Disney Company


Good Things Come When You Least Expect Them


Today was pretty exhausting. My sister and I went to see The Great Gatsby earlier this afternoon. I was dreading to watch it since last week but I ran out of savings and it was postponed for quite sometime. It was actually unplanned. We woke up quite late and what we scheduled for that today was our driving enrollment. We were discussing a few things during lunch and I can’t remember how the topic changed from buying our bags to watching the film.  You can just imagine how I beamed up after hearing her ask if I want to see the movie. I was ecstatic!!!

We prepped up quickly and headed to the mall to be there just in time. I love the book, the actors, everything. THE WHOLE FILM. It has surpassed my expectations. Usually we notice when the movie is almost nothing compared to the book, but this time I guess the movie just gave it justice. I love it!! I always tell my sister to read first before watching a certain book’s movie adaptation, and she doesn’t keep it in mind. Good thing she went with me. She loves the film too. I can just see how she enjoyed it as much as I did. We were laughing over some scenes and ached when Jay died. We whined about how much of a jerk Tom was, and Daisy an immature woman. Aww. Poor Jay. Anyway, I’m not a movie critic so I’ll leave it at that. I just love it, okay?


After that we went to another mall to buy our bags for this coming school year. I swear we’re not that excited. Haha! We bought new Jansport bags. Pink for me, green for her. They’re cute, but I still love my Moo. Oh well I love them both.

Then we headed to Gear 1 driving school! I’ve heard a lot of great things about this place. I don’t wanna get disappointed. Just please. They has a high rate and my older sister’s wallet cried.Yay I’m stoked about this whole driving thing. We had our schedule prepared and every single requirement was listed. Ohmygosh I can’t wait to start our lessons. I don’t care if this whole student permit assistance is tiring! I just wanna get started. We’re nervous and excited all at once! The thought of me driving to school makes me giddy, but the same thought makes my sister terrified.

Okayyy I just love this day! I’m grateful for this another day God has given me. I’m really blessed. Thank you, God. 🙂


The title comes from Ashley Tisdale’s song, We’ll Be Together.

Good memories are like charms…Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet. — James Patterson (Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas)