April 11 , 2013
Those of you who follow regularly know that I have epilepsy and that I don’t drive. I haven’t driven in around 10 years. I did drive though. Many epileptics don’t drive and some never even get the opportunity. I did because I was diagnosed later in life. I was a terrible driver. I passed the written test right away but failed the driving portion. I had to take driver’s education and then I finally passed the test. I had a bit of road rage. I drove fast and I would tailgate. I only got one speeding ticket in the years I drove and I got out of it. I was driving to the YMCA, back when I was in college at Marshall. I was running late for aerobics class. I used to workout obsessively. Two times a day every day! Anyway, I was driving 75 down a blvd. in Huntington that quickly dropped in speed limits. I was clocked going 65 in a 50 zone. When I called my parents they were pissed. It was my Dad’s birthday too. One of my sorority sister’s Dad got me out of the ticket. I was lucky. I had several cars and several years to drive but in the end probably not a bad thing when the Commonwealth of Virginia took away my license. It was hard that first year to get used to. Now, I think nothing of it. I don’t have to pump gas, I get to sleep on road trips, we have only one car payment, one car to fill with gas and only one car to insure. Driving is overrated!!