the story begins early around 3:59 at work, it was almost time for me to clock out, it had been a hot and hard day at work. I used to work at an assembly line and the job was a fast pace one with a quota to meet everyday.
man this place is hot! good thing the day is almost over, the bad thing is that I still have to go to class
at 4:00 I clock out and drove home, before heading to school I wanted to take a shower as I was all dirty and sweaty from work
a quick bath, a quick snack, and a quick drive should get me there on time
after a 30 minute drive to school. I park the truck and walk towards the classroom
I wonder what we going to be learning on earth space science.
the class was a couple of hours long and it was split on two sections. the first one being lecture and the second one being lab. while on class the teacher gave us a lecture on class on speed, velocity and acceleration.
this reminds me of my biology and chemistry class
while working on the lab assignment I started to think about speed, driving on the highway came to mind. as a scary cat I had never driven on the highway. I was too afraid of going too fast and losing control of the vehicle.
I should start driving in the highway
once finish with the assignment the professor dismiss us, and I started walking towards the truck. I had Made up my mind it was time for me to drive on the highway.
AS I kept walking toward the truck, the feeling of fear started growing on me. after all it was going to be the first time that I would drive on the high way.
it usually takes me 30 minute to get to school while driving on the streets, if I was to take the highway it would cut my driving time by half.
as I came to the truck my heart started to beat faster, anxiety, fear, and a lot of other emotions gang up on me. 60 miles an hour might not sound like much but the fastest I ever driven at was close to 4o miles an hour down Michigan street on my way to school.
I open the door to the truck and got inside the truck. grab the keys from my backpack and started the truck. I grab the wheel and I felt as my hands got started to sweat, I hit the gas and drove out of the school parking lot.
well I guess this just got real. lets play some music
as I started driving on the street a smile came to my face. for the first time I was going to drive on the highway and face that fear.
I can't believe am finally doing this.... lets play some guns and roses
as I got on the ramp I started to increase the speed, what was 40 was now close to 55 and going up. excited and scared at the same time, I look around the highway and realize that there were barely any cars on it.
there seem to be less cars on the highway compared to the streets
every time I step on the gas pedal I could hear the engine roaring. maybe because I felt like all my senses were spiked and the mixture of emotions were getting to me , but as I kept driving I started to calm down and feeling comfortable with my driving skills
am not going to lie as I kept driving and felt on control of the vehicle I started to speed even faster reaching the 70 to 75 miles per hour. I started to feel nervous as the truck started to shake a little so I decided to slow down to speed limit
after 15 mins of loud music and high speed I exited on guidon street, I had done it. I had finally beaten my fear of driving on the highway. my heart pace went back to normal while I was driving the streets that I was used to drive in
man that sure was fun I should try driving on the highway tomorrow on my way to my math class.
I couldn't wait to get home and tell my dad about the new experience I had just lived, I was a pretty quiet kid back then so this was going to surprise my parents as I never made a big deal out of anything
my parents ended up giving me a big lecture on driving at speed limit and being careful with the truck. My dad was the owner of the truck and he wanted me to follow his rules while driving his vehicles