IMG_6117I am pleased to announce that I am now a qualified and legal driver after successfully passing my practical driving test. I passed my test on the first day of June 2016 – it was my first attempt! I feel really proud of myself as I worked hard to achieve this.

I was nervous before the test though I think everyone is. I punched the air when I was told I had passed,

I was so relieved and happy!

I had taken lessons some years ago though had given up at that time for a while. I was determined not to give up this time! It really helped having words of encouragement from my support team, family and friends.

I don’t think I could have done it without them. This has been an ambition of mine since I can remember. I am so chuffed with myself that I have actually done it.

I would say to anyone else who has the same ambition not to give up and to keep going. If you fail the first time then do it again as soon as possible. I remember after I failed my theory test the first time I did not want to do it again, it really put me off for a while. It was a few years before I attempted to do it again.

I am now hoping that with volunteer work experience and having a full driving license I can get paid work in the near future.

I would like to get work that involves driving as its something I really enjoy doing.

My ambition now is to own my own car. I am planning to start a savings plan very soon to achieve this. Having paid employment would be a big help in achieving one of my big dreams in life. I am now really focused on finding a suitable job that helps me realise this.