The Rollercoaster Of Emotions When You Are Getting Your Drivers License

It Is drivers license season, start setting up appointments for your test because the DMV gets booked quickly over the summer.

Credit: Caitlyn Weaver (used with permission)

It Is drivers license season, start setting up appointments for your test because the DMV gets booked quickly over the summer.

Chloe Paman, Junior Staff Writer

Getting your drivers license is not an easy thing. With many days and nights practicing and perfecting your parking and merging into lanes, it can be concluded that it is not easy. But they day that you are ready for the test you’ve spent months practicing will determine whether or not you still need to be carpooled by your friends. Here are the feelings you will experience the on the day that determines your future.

1. Waking up and feeling excited because today is the day. No more asking your friends for a ride to places…it will be a new life from now on.

No more favours, no more asking your friends for rides, no more. Today is a new day, new life, new me. Credit: giphy.com

2. Stressing out in the car on the way to the DMV…questioning if you even remember how to drive.

Always fixing your mirrors and making sure you do not accidentally press on the gas pedal when you are supposed to be on break. Credit: giphy.com

3. Getting nervous at the DMV when you’re waiting for your name to be called to take the test. 

Sweaty palms, bouncing leg, just waiting for your name to be called… Credit: giphy.com

4. Walking to the car with your instructor is very awkward.

Sophomore Caitlyn Weaver comments, “I think the main thing in calming my nerves was that I had a really nice guy scoring my test.” Credit: giphy.com

5. Hoping you don’t mess up the three-point-turn.

Watch this video so you know exactly how to do a three-point turn. Credit: giphy.com

6. Driving back and worried that you might have messed up turning in.

Junior, Ashley Achin, admits, “I was stressed out when I was taking the test, I remember that I didn’t turn on my blinker when I was merging, and I think I got points off then.” Credit: giphy.com

7. Anticipating what your results are

Sitting in the drivers seat while the instructor is checking off boxes on their little chart, evaluating your drive, life, and future. This is the scariest portion of the test. Waiting so see if they say, “Well your driving needs more practice…” or “Congratulations…”. Credit: giphy.com

8. Feeling good about yourself when the instructor says, “Congratulations, you passed!”

Junior, Rachel Rosales, comments that she was “Relieved because I failed the first time but I wasn’t overly excited because I knew it would happen eventually.” (Credit: Giphy)