Are you afraid of anything?
My list of fears is long and varied.
I have tried hard to overcome many of my fears...but there are many left to conqure.
So now I have a new fear to add -- the stick shift.
Troy got a new car -- which we are all very happy about.
But, unfortunately for me, it's, yes you guessed it, a stick shift.
Getting into that car was beyond nerve wracking.
Driving around town was an exercise in paranoia.
Would I stall out? Oh my word, of course I did.
Would I ruin the engine? Gosh, I hope not.
Would smoke come from under the car as I mangled whatever was under the hood? Um...a little, I think.
So, after running just one of my errands...I drove myself home and decided not the drive the car anymore.
That is until I had to drive to Barnes & Noble night with Josh and Becky.
I think heaven was on my side as I drove there and back -- not too many red light, not too many hills, even a good parking space without anyone around.
Of course, all the cars passing me by on the road, and the need to go nice and slow might have made everyone else crazy -- but it got me home.
And as I parked the car -- a few times over -- I vowed never to do that again.
Troy says I need to face my fears. But, I think that this is one fear that can stay on the list.
Maybe tomorrow I can work on spiders.