Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Alright peeps, I am taking a page out of There’s Just One Mommy’s book and linking up on this ‘Thankful Thursday’ theme of things! I love the idea of sharing something to be thankful for. I also want to encourage others to go ahead and do it as well. It’s always good to kick the negative in the butt, by simple kicking back and thinking of something you are truly thankful for in this life. So here we go with my first post for this weekly themed post!

Since I don’t have my hard copy yet or a photo with my passed certificate, I am sharing a non-related photo to what I am thankful for this week. You see, if you’re a long time reader of this blog than you know from previous posts that I have dealt with plenty of troubles on the depression and anxiety front of things. With that, there were plenty of things that I did not achieve and get handled when… they may have been more age appropriate. Included in that is my driver’s license. In my youth I never really learned to drive nor had I ever got my permit. Here I am though, today, a licensed driver!

One year ago today, I would have laughed and not believed for a second I would have come this far. Seriously. So while it may seem silly to some that I am 28 and just now licensed for the first time, I am excited. I also feel accomplished that I got it done. My driving instructor was a true friendly spirit. When he first approached me he greeted me by my first name and I just knew from the vibe, this was going to be ace. Of course I had a few mess ups – hello testing nerves – but overall I did a good job overall and I passed! Though I admit there are things I need to work on, I passed and I was like beaming from ear to ear. I even hugged my instructor… okay I asked him if it would be totally inappropriate if I hugged him and he sort of sideways leaned into it and said I could hug him that way. LOL! What a good sport putting up with my excitement! LOL!

Anyways, I went straight from the testing spot and right on over to the secretary of state. Now I have my paper license until the real deal arrives in the mail to me. I am excited and I feel like I really accomplished something. Also here’s the fun kicker, I didn’t tell anyone except for my therapist/friend whose been teaching me to drive and brought me to the test. We set up the appointment yesterday and I just told people I was going practice driving with him. So when I got in, I got to surprise my family and friends with my exciting news.

But yes, this week I am thankful that I got my driver’s license! That I passed the test and all went as well as it did. Sure it could have gone better, but hey I was nervous and at least I still passed. LOL! So watch out roads of Michigan, Jane Ridgewood is on the loose! ;)

--XOXO, Jane


  1. How exciting!
    Congratulations -- what a huge accomplishment!

    Thank you so much for linking up this week, and for spreading the message. Here's to kicking the negative in the butt and thinking of all we have to be thankful for!

    1. Thank you very much!! It is exciting to me for sure and it’s been an already accomplished goal I had for this year.

      It was my pleasure to link up and I definitely will continue to do it! I love the idea of putting more positivity out there and of course, reminding others there is a lot in life to be thankful for no matter how big or small.