I did it!!! I drove around my neighborhood with my mom for what seemed like a lifetime...just to get used to being behind the wheel! Then she muttered the words that send a shiver down my spine " I think it's time for you to drive on a "real" street "! Naturally I wanted to come up with some reason, any reason why I wasn't ready but I didn't. I just sucked it up and went for it. Guess where I drove to first...Walmart! Haha. I feel less anxious and more confident in my own judgement so today was a total success.