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- February 11, 2011 by vishwapriya
- My Experience of First Driving
Well it was an horrible experience. Firstly, in my childhood, I learn to ride a bicycle. I was very much scared at that time because of lack of confidence in myself. Earlier I was very sneaky. But later on slowly-slowly I improved my level of confidence.
First time when I was learning bicycle, I met with an minor accident. I remember at that time I was 10 years old, when one of my childhood friend asked me to ride her bicycle. I told her that I don't know how to ride bicycle, but she told me to try once because riding bicycle is a very easy task. I was very afraid of falling down while practicing, but my friend asked me carry on and she will support me.
Though I was very scare of that but then also, a desire of learning it, arose inside my heart. I just hold the handle of the cycle and sat on the seat. It was a small low height cycle, thats why my both the legs were touching the ground. I simply started riding it slowly-slowly, with the help of my friend who was holding the cycle from the back side. Then after sometime, I found that I have balanced my self on it, and I continued riding. But suddenly, when I noticed that nobody is holding me from the back side, I felt nervous and I started shouting on my friend, to hold me, but she told me to continue, and due insufficient confidence, I impinge with an huge tree. I got some minor injuries also and I became very angry on my friend.
After that incident, one day when we all were sitting on a park bench, and discussing about several things, then on one matter, which I don't remember exactly, my friend started describing that incident and rest of my friends started laughing at me. This made me felt very bad and I decided to learn riding bicycle as soon as possible. I took the cycle and tried to balance it first. I fell down many times, it may be 10 to 15 times but finally I succeeded in my task.
With a practice of one week, I learned riding it properly and showed it to my all those friends who had laughed at me. Now When ever I thought about those moments, my heart really felt thankful to my those friends, because from that day, my confidence level started to increase and still it is increasing day by day.
These small incidents, teaches us various lessons every time. Now I can ride all two wheelers, except those heavy bikes. We are planning for a four wheeler and I hope I will learn to drive it also. With fear of accidents, I can't leave all those excitement of driving any vehicle. It really very enjoyable to drive any vehicle. I like to drive bikes very fast, but that too very perfectly, without disobeying any traffic rule.
Similarly as if I am driving the bike of my soul on the journey of life, which have lots of twist and turns and I have to decide that on which route I have to go. Some routes are right while some routes are wrong, it will be totally my decision, from where I have to continue and from where I have to change my route, so that I could complete my journey of life, safely and truthfully.
So this is all I experienced with my first drive. I always use to learn a lesson from my experiences. My first driving has gave me sufficient confidence and a lessons to stand up after every fall. I do follow this always in my life whenever I fall down. I never stop on my way and I will not, till my journey ends.