*Why I Want My Driving Licence!



This post feels a long time coming; but something when inspiration strikes, y'know? One of my closest friends from college has returned home from a couple months in the USA with Camp Leaders...something we'd planned to do together at 18. Whilst I'm incredibly proud and happy she's managed to get there - I can't help but feel insanely jealous.

But it's inspired a blog post, so silver linings and all that.

Now I can't drive and I've always been a little nervous to learn, it's a scary thing for me okay? However, there's one reason I'd be willing to learn how to drive & that's to road-trip with my boyfriend, hi Tom! First and foremost you need to know, Tom is the most understanding boy you'll EVER hear about, he looks after me crazy amounts and knows when I'm not ready for things. With my panic towards driving instead of pushing me into it; he's made a deal with me. Rather than being made to feel that I need to drive now for my everyday lifestyle - we've made the deal that I have to learn to drive to do my road trip of a lifetime. 


Since the age of 16 (maybe younger) there's nothing I've wanted more than to see USA and to this day I'm yet to fulfill that dream - but the deal has been made. And it's a deal I'll happily abide to, if only I was very good at getting past my fears. I'm petrified of trying new things, I'm panicking just thinking about it, but I guess if I ever want me dreams to come true... Rather than making myself cry over a blog-post; I want to share the bits I want to see along ROUTE 66 because obviously I've always had this planned out. Route 66 begins in Illinois, Chicago and runs through until Los Angeles with some truly amazing sights to see along the way.

The whole concept of Route 66 & my whole ideals of how the road-trip would look comes from Disney Pixar Cars, anyone else? That deserted road, the battered old towns along the way and something about that screams - perfect! 

From writing this post I got a little nerdy and did some research on Route 66, which spans across eight states : IllinoisMissouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Each I'd happily visit through ridiculous reasons like tv shows and films were based in the towns; or for the attractions I'd get to see along the way. This road has declined since it's opening back in 1920; the route was de-commissioned from the map, it's not sign posts through it's route and towns & businesses have closed over the years from the roads being bypassed - which I think is half of the charm, that rustic/deserted feel it has to some of the more build up States in US. The route would take over 50 hours to drive through with well over 3,000 miles of road - so you'd definitely need that perfect mix tape, right?
I think I'll be dreaming of this road-trip for a few more years but just the thought alone excites me! I don't think I'm ready to drive just yet - fear is a big factor, and isn't a factor that'll make driving any easier. I'm going to save up, continue to make pinterest boards and hopefully within the next couple months I'll have started lessons and will be one step closer to my dream vacation! This post was written in collaboration with BOOKLEARNPASS filled with all the information you'll need from your first lesson, theory and everything in between. A Website I know I'll be referring back too when I'm ready.  

*This is a post in collaboration with BOOKLEARNPASS. Links are sourced within the post for the images; however, all thoughts & written content are my own* 


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