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Having a license is bitter sweet

Chloe Parker, Online- Editor

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The flowers were starting to bloom, the cold snow was finally melting, and school was coming to an end. I thought nothing could be better. I thought getting my license in May was a dream come true, being able to drive all summer seemed like an ideal summer to me. I mean, what could be better than driving with all the windows down singing songs with my besties?

Being the oldest child, I didn’t have anyone else to help me out when my mom or dad would ask for me to run errands for them. Car rides with my sister were obviously something I enjoyed, but when its 9:00 p.m and lying in bed watching Netflix is an option, I’d much rather be doing that. I’ve been busy with studying for finals so I need time to catch up on New Girl.

MVA requires new drivers to go five months only be allowed to drive family members. Not only do I have to run errands, but I can’t even have fun car rides with my friends until Oct. 2018. I know as a new driver there are more factors that can distract me, but besides the fact that I can’t drive them, I have to deal with people who constantly ask them for rides. No, I’m not trying to get caught and grounded by my parents, no I’m not trying to waste gas on you, no I’m not trying to go completely out of my way just so you don’t have to ride public transportation.

People constantly nag me to drive them where they want to go. Out of the stickers on the back of my car, I’m one- hundred percent sure I don’t have an Uber one.

When people see I have my license as a sophomore they often say things such as “Oh my god, you’re so lucky” or “How is driving?” If you think running errands and driving in the car by yourself is exciting then me and you have a different definition of “fun”.

The fact that I can literally go anywhere I want any time I need to has not hit me yet. I literally only have time to drive to the high-school and Wegmans. When most of my day isn’t filled by school, hopefully it will sink in more since I will be able to go to more places.

Having my license has is bitter sweet now, but either way I can’t wait for summer.

The flowers were starting to bloom, the cold snow was finally melting, and school was coming to an end. I thought nothing could be better. I thought getting my license in May was a dream come true, being able to drive all summer seemed like an ideal summer to me. I mean, what could be better than driving with all the windows down singing songs with my besties?

Being the oldest child, I didn’t have anyone else to help me out when my mom or dad would ask for me to run errands for them. Car rides with my sister were obviously something I enjoyed, but when its 9:00 p.m and lying in bed watching Netflix is an option, I’d much rather be doing that. I’ve been busy with studying for finals so I need time to catch up on New Girl.

MVA requires new drivers to go five months only be allowed to drive family members. Not only do I have to run errands, but I can’t even have fun car rides with my friends until Oct. 2018. I know as a new driver there are more factors that can distract me, but besides the fact that I can’t drive them, I have to deal with people who constantly ask them for rides. No, I’m not trying to get caught and grounded by my parents, no I’m not trying to waste gas on you, no I’m not trying to go completely out of my way just so you don’t have to ride public transportation.

People constantly nag me to drive them where they want to go. Out of the stickers on the back of my car, I’m one- hundred percent sure I don’t have an Uber one.

When people see I have my license as a sophomore they often say things such as “Oh my god, you’re so lucky” or “How is driving?” If you think running errands and driving in the car by yourself is exciting then me and you have a different definition of “fun”.

The fact that I can literally go anywhere I want any time I need to has not hit me yet. I literally only have time to drive to the high-school and Wegmans. When most of my day isn’t filled by school, hopefully it will sink in more since I will be able to go to more places.

Having my license has is bitter sweet now, but either way I can’t wait for summer.

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Having a license is bitter sweet