My friends... I have just had confirmation that this whole journey is totally and completely NOT.... a waste of time.
Let me say that again for you...
I. JUST. DROVE. THE. MOTHER. LOVING. CAR!!!!!
I haven't been able to drive in 4 years folks. I haven't been able to fit behind the WHEEL in for years.
I'm so incredibly stoked its unreal.
::Takes a deep breath::
If you've never been unable to drive yourself places for a long period of time let me explain.
It is, quite possibly, one of the worst feelings in your life to be totally dependant on others for transportation for you and your child. Being beholden to someone else's availability. Being unable to get away. Being unable to surprise those you love with gifts without their knowledge. Being able to go to the grocery store or take your kid out just the two of you... It's... demoralizing. It's depressing. It's ridiculously limiting.
To have it be an issue because of your size... is all of those things to the Nth degree.
I feel empowered and free'd suddenly....
Now, I just need a vehicle.... LOL