Penny's Greenville Tech Diary

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Kat H.'s Comment
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Way to go!! You'll make it just fine! Like you said you raised teens so this is going to be a breeze in hindsight!.

I'm looking to hearing more real soon!

Penny's Comment
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Well, last week was beyond humbling. I made the lowest grades I've EVER made in my entire life on the driving tests...that count for a third of the whole grade. I was extremely discouraged. Went home crying a few nights.

I have a Bachelor's degree. This is so much harder than anything I did to get that.

BUT....I kept showing up for class and I've kept trying.

Because I'm going to do my best to beat this thing!

And last night went a tiny bit better. I still made tons of mistakes. My gear shifting is still horrendous. But the instructor was encouraging and that helped a lot.

I'm going to learn how to drive this beast.

OWI:

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G-Town's Comment
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Penny wrote:

Well, last week was beyond humbling. I made the lowest grades I've EVER made in my entire life on the driving tests...that count for a third of the whole grade. I was extremely discouraged. Went home crying a few nights.

I have a Bachelor's degree. This is so much harder than anything I did to get that.

BUT....I kept showing up for class and I've kept trying.

Because I'm going to do my best to beat this thing!

And last night went a tiny bit better. I still made tons of mistakes. My gear shifting is still horrendous. But the instructor was encouraging and that helped a lot.

I'm going to learn how to drive this beast.

Penny your positive attitude and focus is going to prevail conquering resistance. Repetition and practice is the only effective process for learning this...and everyone learns at a different pace. There is no substitute. The light-bulb will come on for you...it will. Don't give up.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Penny's Comment
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Thank you, G-Town, your encouragement really means a lot. I respect your opinions and comments that I've seen on the board here and I realize that a good attitude is a big part of the battle.

Even when I was convinced I was going to flunk out of truck driving school last week, I tried to put a positive spin on it and convince myself that if it didn't work out here, I could go to a company school.

I am determined one way or another!

But I do feel a little better after last night's class. I really want this, so I'll get there.

I sure wish it would click soon, though!. I'm a perfectionist and a control freak. This is messing with my head a little! I didn't anticipate that part, but I realize that I will grow and learn through that, too. It's all going to be good in the end. Especially if I can get this gear thing down!

G-Town's Comment
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Penny wrote:

Thank you, G-Town, your encouragement really means a lot. I respect your opinions and comments that I've seen on the board here and I realize that a good attitude is a big part of the battle.

Even when I was convinced I was going to flunk out of truck driving school last week, I tried to put a positive spin on it and convince myself that if it didn't work out here, I could go to a company school.

I am determined one way or another!

But I do feel a little better after last night's class. I really want this, so I'll get there.

I sure wish it would click soon, though!. I'm a perfectionist and a control freak. This is messing with my head a little! I didn't anticipate that part, but I realize that I will grow and learn through that, too. It's all going to be good in the end. Especially if I can get this gear thing down!

You're welcome Penny. Try to take your time when shifting or the truck will win. Try not to force it, slow it down, get into a rhythm of counting in your head when you shift; "1" pull it out of gear into neutral, then "2" select the gear.

Best of luck...it will come to you. And when it does...the light bulb will come right on, from dull to bright.

PackRat's Comment
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You're doing great Penny, especially since you still have a regular job IN ADDITION to this! A great number would have already thrown in the towel, so you're leaps and bounds ahead of that group. As long as you see progress each day, you're headed in the right direction. Final destination: SUCCESS!smile.gif

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