What was i feeling like?

A nice Sunday afternoon it was at home, then I was sent to a nearby eatery to get some food. Now me, in the spirit of trying to perfect my driving, decided to go on this errand with my mum’s car alongside her driver. My father who had not seen me drive happened to be where the car was parked, so I felt it would be really nice to impress him you know. I thank God I didn’t disappoint, he was impressed with the way I reversed and drove out. This kinda got me gassed up for the journey to the eatery which is normally about 10-15minutes.
And so I drove to the destination smooth & sound, no problems no wahala. Went in to get the food, got back into the car to embark on the journey back home. Started the car, reversed and I was back on the main road. I should have no problems with this obviously, I mean it was the same path I drove on when coming so its no biggie.
Then this feeling came, where it came from exactly, I don’t know. But at that point it was a wonderful feeling, I felt like I had been driving for yearsss and stuff, like I owned the road or something. I think even my mum’s driver was probably overdosed on confidence as concerning my driving so he picked his phone and was making a call. Now approaching a junction I was to make a turn to the left. Mind you, the ‘bad-guy’ feeling was still present, as well as my mum’s driver still on the phone.
So I made the turn, before I knew what was happening, like the toothpaste, the car was closing up on the incoming car from the other road. I turned to a disc-jockey on the wheels of steel scratching the incoming car. Right at this point, the ‘bad-guy’ feeling in which I had no idea of its exact source went back to that unknown source. Then 2 other feelings came in to replace it , a very bad combo of feelings I must say. Now I am sure you would know that by now, the driver’s phone call would have ended (either willingly or unwillingly). Now the new 2 feelings I was talking about were fear and confusion. Deadly guys! In trying to avoid making it worse I drove away from the car I just scratched, then in full speed almost ran into the next incoming car. The thing be like film for my eye.
Thank God for Jesus who literally took the wheel from this point and then the car stopped.
Then the driver of the car I scratched came down (probably coming to rant and tell me how much my ‘gbese’ was ) so I started begging with that ‘abeg I be learner’ look…me that was feeling like a bad guy on the wheel before. Hmm how feelings are quick to change. Thank God,again.. the guy pitied me & left. The driver of the other car I almost hit came down too and started saying stuff like how or why would I be learning in such a place. Talking to a young man that felt he owned the road a couple of minutes ago. *sigh* How feelings are quick to change. Well, we left the place and got back home.
Anyway, experience is a teacher right?(a good or bad one, depends on the consequences) so I thought I should share this experience with you to show you how experience taught me that some feelings come and go fast. Be careful and be quick to gauge the kinda feelings you welcome. Also taught me that, no matter how good you’re in something, never feel like you own the road! In other words, don’t be feeling like a ‘bad-guy’ before the ‘bad-guy’ feeling would make u feel like a true learner that you are.

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  1. Word!!! Overconfidence devours the ability in us and stagnates our journey! Thanks for this one Ayo! Please don’t let this be the last, keep ’em comn!

  2. A really decent write-up. Experience is a very good teacher but its requirements could be very demanding. Nice one A-wizz.

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