Today I learned how to drive a stick shift. And I fell madly in love.
My friend Andrew offered to teach me on his Toyota Tacoma. So we went out to the church parking lot and gave it the old college try. After stalling out a couple times in the beginning I got the hang of it and within 5 minutes I was doing great!
Then my big mouth mentioned that I'll be driving a stick in Tallahassee where it is very hilly. So Andrew told me to go over to a hill on the other side of the building. After many violent tries and stalling out a couple times, I can now say I am somewhat a pro at getting going on a hill. He even stood behind the truck as if there would be another car there to make sure I wouldn't hit it. And... I didn't kill him so I must have done okay!
So all-in-all, lesson numero uno went very well and I'm looking forward to the next one where I get to go on the main road like a big girl! :)