Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Driver's License

Is there anyone out there who doesn't have a driver's license?
I think I am pretty happy for what have chosen in my life. Mainly, choosing understanding husband, hehe.  However, the only one I am not sure if it was the right decision or not is not having a driver's license or rather chose not to. 
Do you think there are people's charismatics which won't be suitable for driving?  I have worked using kind of typing machine called "photo-setting" before I got married for several years after graduating high school. (oh, about 30 years ago far before PC) Even though I got used to using it fairy fast, lots of typos. Also a bit too tiny to fit the driver's seat (^^;)   Every time, I heard the news of misuse the accelerator for brake or something like that; I think that could be me.  
When my late mother was in the hospital for cancer I couldn't help but visit her everyday. And I've got nearly more than 40 students at home then. Right now, even though my husband drives me anywhere after retiring, I have to think or care about his feeling. I have to say that he's extremely supportive that I'd even call him my private driver and loves with him in the passenger seat. Even so, I'd visit father more frequently to his old-people's home. (Thank God he will be out of the hospital soon, but as he hadn't eaten food for 2 weeks and lying in bed for a long time; I just hope he will be able to walk again.)
I will think it a right decision; at least I haven't caused any harm to anyone☆☆☆

I would love to have a mini-vehicle like this♬♬♬
It might be a lot convenient to have a secound car.  


  1. Hello, my dear friend-

    I think only you can be the judge of what is right for you. If you felt very uncomfortable about driving and your wonderful hubby was happy to drive you places, then I think you made the right decision.

    On the other hand, if you decide you want to, it's never too late to learn.

    I hope your dad gets well soon and gets to leave the hospital!

  2. Sometimes I wish I didn't drive.I loved it when I was younger but as I age,my eyes are not as good. I also know my reactions as not as fast.
    If you don't need to drive I think it's a good thing not to do!
    Lov & Hugs

  3. I don't drive anymore and have to rely on others to take me where I need to go so I find I go out less. You have your own private driver and I'm sure hubby is happy to drive you where you want to go. If you do decide you want to learn to drive, there's no reason you can't. I love the little mini-vehicle and can picture you behind the wheel. :o}
    I hope your father is getting better. It must be very stressful for you.
    Have a good day my dear friend. Love always, Maddy

  4. Hi Miyako san, I have many things I wonder if my decision was right or not... Some of them can't be changed. But I think if you decide to drive, it is not too late to do so :-)
    I am glad your father will be out of hospital soon. It's a good news, Miyako san. I wish the very best for you!

  5. Dear Miyako,
    I've had my drivers license since I was 19, boy that makes it 26 years hehe. Where I lived at the time it was a necessity, to have a car and it's a freedom too kind of. I love driving...
    How's your father doing? Hope that he's doing better. Have a lovely evening my friend.
    big hugs

  6. Hi Dear Friend Miyako, Nice post. My mother never drove neither did my God Mother but what would I do now if I didn't drive? You know my hubby had a stroke and I have to drive everywhere. You probably made the right decision for yourself, we all know what we are capable of doing, but on the other hand it's never too late to learn. Hugs...Lu

  7. Dearest Miyako,

    Life without a driver's license in the USA would be impossible.
    Hope you will be able for a long time to have your private chauffeur!
    Love to you,


  8. It is always best to listen and follow your own instincts. You are the only one who knows what is truly best and the right thing to do. I was a little hesitant but my mother nudged me along, and I have been driving since I was 19 years old! BEST thing I ever did. xo

  9. There was a time I wondered if I would ever learn to drive but when I was pregnant with our second child I finally did and yes I am glad I learnt to drive I do not know how I would be if I couldn't drive.......

    My daughter Natasha thought for many years she would not be able to learn to drive she sat the test to get her learners licence 10 times before she past the test, my sister Sandra sat the test 14 times. Natasha is only 4'7" and she has no problem reaching the peddles she does have to have the seat as far forward as it will go though.......lol

    I had a great aunt who never learnt to drive and she was happy with her decision not to drive.

  10. My mother get's on buses or we drive her around, she always says, why drive when I have so many chauffeurs? It is better she doesn't drive, she was extremely nervous driving, she learnt to drive in her 40's & got her license but she was always so worried & it was better for her to be a happy passenger than a nerve-wracked driver, I think everyone must make their own decisions :) Also it is expensive to own & drive a car, so a bus fare here & there, along with family drivers is a much better (& cheaper) option for my mother :)

  11. Hello sweetie. I think to drive or not is just a personal choice. I have driven since I was a teenager and have always had at least a 45 minute to 1 hour commute one way to work as we live out in the country. In all honesty, I get tired of driving. I find it stressful and tiring and am very happy for my husband to drive when we go anywhere together. Also, with 2 cars you have double the insurance, to put tags on, pass inspections, repair and maintain and fill with gas. If I had access to a bus service from my area to my job I would certainly leave my car parked at home. ;-)

    I hope you are having a wonderful day, my lovely friend. Hugs, Mina

  12. I thought they had very good public transportation in Japan? It is pretty much non-existent where I live in rural Australia. I am sure that your father understands, and hope he is home soon.

  13. Miyako...it seems you've managed wonderfully without a license for many years. Your husband I'm sure enjoys being your 'chauffeur' and is happy to be of help.
    I hope your Father gets released from the hospital soon and is walking as well.

  14. I rarely get driven around and although it's very nice I tend to get nervous when I'm not the one behind the wheel! Zipping around in yr very own car is also a nice feeling, perhaps no harm trying but beware, husbands become lazy when wives learn to drive!