Learning

I’m holding tight, too tight, relax the hands, relax the back, breathe. It’s okay.
Lights flash past. Eyes dart up, down, left, right, checking. They settle straight ahead for a moment, only to dart around again and again, keeping tabs on all surrounds.
Hands are gripping tighter again. Relax. Breathe.
So many things to focus on—perhaps too many things.
Breathe. Concentrate.
I can hear our little ones asleep behind us.
Look up. Focus. How fast? Who’s behind? Where do I need to go?
I flick the indicator, looking left. I merge.
I wonder when the confidence will come.

7 thoughts on “Learning

  1. This is great Rebecca. You have captured that panic of being a new driver very well. There seems to be so much to be attentive to, how can one possibly do it. But that confidence does come, along with a wary trust in those others with whom we share the roads, a confidence that the rules will keeps us safe in most circumstances.

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