I have been getting in my own way for a long time and finally decided to step aside. This last weekend I was house sitting for a friend and in order for me to stay there and be able to get to work and home I had to learn to drive a stick shift. There was no way around it because I don’t have my own vehicle right now. My friend was kind enough to take me out and show me the ropes. We had one night of driving and then I was on my own. The nice thing about the vehicle, was that it was pretty simple to learn on. I had the car for four days. I have to say I am pretty proud of myself. Still not so sure about hills with a stick shift, but everything else was just fine. I don’t know why I didn’t get out of my own way along time ago. It feels good to overcome a mild fear and know that I can still accomplish things that can seem so frightening and sometimes impossible.