Today I wanted to take some time to tell you what’s been going on lately in my life. I haven’t been on the blog as much as I’d like to mainly because I have been overwhelmed with many other projects and activities. As you may know I started an internship in mid December in Rome, which takes up most of my day three times a week, I’m taking an online course in Human Resource Management from my old college and I’m trying to get my license. I passed my written test last Friday (which was a pleasant surprise for me and honestly I still can’t believe I am taking driving lessons!) so now all I have to do is practice on driving a car and then I’ll be all set!
As a kid, I used to dream that one day I would be able to drive, and the car I’ve always wanted and still want is the mini cooper. So yesterday, when I drove for the first time with my mother down the road where actual cars pass by, I was terrorized and excited at the same time! After the moment passed and I was able to park and get out of the car I realized how important it is to do something you’ve never done, even though it scares you. Just go for it and get out of your comfort zone I keep telling myself. It’s all a matter of crossing that bridge, as soon as you’ve made the first step, then you know you can do it again and get better at it. That’s exactly what I did today, I drove again down the road with much more confidence than I had yesterday and now I will keep practicing until I’m not scared and nervous anymore. As a famous quote says: “Comfort is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”