Have you ever had a “thing” you felt you SHOULD be better at? Something that embarrassed you to admit you weren’t very good at? Something that despite helpful hints and offers to help from well meaning spouses or family members you just blank and the only thing your brain screams out is “I CAN’T DO IT!!!”? I have a confession, I have such a thing……it’s embarrassing to even type it!!! Eeeek….(ok, I can do this – no one will judge me, right??)…..
I can’t parallel park!
Like, not even at all!
My husband wonders how I got my license, all I know is that at one point in my life (a long time ago, when I drove Honda hatchbacks) I could. Then slowly over time, my confidence eroded, the car I drove got longer & the amount I practiced went down. All of the sudden my brain shouts – you suck at this, don’t even try!! So bad that I have been known to abandon the vehicle mid-park in front of our house to come running in, humiliated and ask my dear husband to park it for me…he will roll his eyes, and go out and dutifully do it.
Don’t get me wrong, he has offered to help me learn…..he used to be a Transportation Manager, he knows this stuff. But every time someone tries to help (especially him!) it’s like 5 year old me covers my ears, shuts my eyes and yammers out “blah, blah, blah – I can’t hear you!! Kimmie’s not listening – she CAN”T do this!!
So – what is the point of sharing this humiliating info? Well, I made it a goal, something I wanted to master this summer and guess what? I’m doing it…..today I have a 1 hour “remedial” (ha ha!) lesson with an AMA driver!! Wish me luck!!
Do any of you have something you would like to get better at?