As you all know, I LOVE trucks and cars and driving. Well, I was over at my Aunt’s for dinner the other night. I’m throwing the frisbee for Teyana while waiting for dinner to be ready and my cousin pulls up in a friggin Mustang. The biggest surprise is that HE is driving, because he’s being dropped off after his driving lesson. The driving school is called All-Class Driver Training, check it out www.allclass.ca . Are you kidding me? Who would have thought? So as I’m drooling all over the place, I ask the teacher a little about how to become a driving instructor. Turns out it’s just a two week course to get certified. The cost is about $3000, depending on which school. I am so excited. Driving around all day and making money at the same time. I don’t think it could get any better than that. There is a course Beginning next month. I have a small amount of savings. Time to get creative and figure out how I can get myself enrolled. I haven’t been this excited and optimistic in a long, long time!!!
I’m a Driving Instructor
Hey, I know, it’s been awhile, but I’ve been really busy. I am so grateful I saw that Mustang driving school. I suppose it is true, there are no accidents or mistakes. I don’t believe that was a coincidence. This career is very meant to be.
I loved every minute of my training. It was a lot of fun. My instructor was an old guy by the name of Walter. He has been in the business for over 30 years. He’s in the process of selling his school and my class was his last instructor training course. I am very lucky to have been in it. His teaching style was very different. When someone would ask a question he would pretend he didn’t know the answer, which of course made the person asking, go and research it themselves. Then they will actually remember. It was funny watching the people who thought he was a dumb dumb, when they were the ones being fooled. Ha Ha.
We had one week in the classroom, learning all of the theory and then the second week was in the car. That was a blast. We would role play. One person would pretend to be the student, the other the teacher. I’m going to be honest here and admit that I, like so many other people, didn’t like the thought of doing the dreaded parallel park. I am a whiz at it now. Funny how we can go for so long avoiding something that really isn’t a big thing if we would just choose to deal with it.
It was kinda sad when it ended. After spending two weeks straight with these people, they start to feel like family and it’s difficult saying goodbye :(
I have already nailed a job. It’s part time to begin with. They want me to refine my craft and they tell me if It is something that I have a knack for they intend to keep me on and increase my hours to full time. I have been riding around in the back seat observing this last week and next week I’ll take my first student out with some in the back seat to observe me for a while. when they feel I’m ready they’ll let me out on my own.
I went from feeling lazy and somewhat worthless to happy, inspired and content in a rather short amount of time. Life is good!
I just discovered Ford is bring back the Torino. My mom drove one of them years ago. I think it was an early 70’s model. I’m going to include a couple pic’s I discovered from the GearHead site. As well as my mom having one, I loved the movie “Gran Torino” with Clint Eastwood. (I always chuckle when I remember that part where he calls the girl ‘YumYum’)
I looked up some info about the Torino. This is so cool learning old facts. Ford made them from 1968-1976. The name came from the city of Turin, Torino in Italian. Like the Wildcat, the Torino was a subseries, only it was a subseries of the Fairlane. By 1970 the Torino became the primary and the Fairlane, the sbseries. The Torino was a twin to the Mecury Montego. Ford chose the Torino as the base for it’s NASCAR entrants.
In keeping true to my commitment, I was doing a little research today. Apparently Muscle Cars are a uniquely
American phenonmenon, and some people today say they died in the 70’s and some people, (like ME) say they
are still alive and kicking.
As much as I love cars I don’t really know the history very well. I’ve decided to do something about that and
commit to doing some research. I’m naturally gaga over the Mustangs from the 60’s but for a number of years
they fell out of my favor. Didn’t care for the looks of the 5ltr, nor the body style after that. But in 2005, that
changed. Way to go Ford….Love the retro!!! I’ll share some of my most recent faves.
I have discovered that I really love to drive and that cars and trucks make me very happy!!! I’m doing some
reseach as to how these objects of beauty came about and thank heavens they did. People tell me that in less
than 20 yrs it is expected that cars that drive themselves will be on the road….HOW DREADFUL!!! I can hardly
believe that even now there are buttons in cars that people can push and the car will automatically keep them
from rear ending other cars and notifying them if they drift out of their lane or if someone is in their blind spot.
Please, say it isn’t so….seriously? Sad, sad, sad. I suppose I best enjoy them while they last.