One day almost 12 years ago when I turned 16, I remember passing my written computer driver exam to get my first License, in Ontario it is called the G1, Graduated licensing system that Ontario put into place, and I got out of the driver examination office excited and jumping around saying I passed I passed, it was a great experience. Not even a week later I started driving around and learning from my Dad, then I went to driving school, then I obtained the G2 license. After that I started driving on my own without supervision, and it was so incredible, and I started going to places and remembering where I am going and all it took is once for me to drive somewhere and I learned it very quickly. My dad and so many others say you have a gift of being strong and recognizing directions. In the last few years, I have been called the Human GPS (Global Positioning System), and that made me feel incredible to know that people trust in me in directions. I go to a place once and I am all set. The first time I need help to get somewhere, so I resort to my GPS, but then the second, third, forth time I go, I don’t need it anymore. I also love explaining directions in detail and they love it.
It is one thing to be a passenger and one thing to be driver. I have always observed even when I am a passenger and I learned a lot quicker, but when you get to really drive, its a lot more different because your the controller of the car, steering, brakes, and everything and people trust in you to make the right judgements when changing lanes, which way to go and often times your passengers sometimes tell you where to go if your dropping someone off at home or somewhere else, and among so many things, and its really important to observe always and remember where you go. Exercise your brain and always be aware of where you are. I always do and I have success always. I remember taking a friend home once and picking her up, she explained to me once how to get there, and now I don’t need to have a GPS Anymore. I love driving and I love driving responsibly.
When I got my full license called the G license 4 almost 5 years ago, I started to develop that special drivers eye, and started developing more skills in driving, and being more experienced. As I got all that experience, I started making long trips, and gaining confidence in myself to park, to reverse park and more. It feels amazing to know that people trust in me to give directions and no one has been lost. I feel like a Human Onstar and Navigation Voice in cars. I remember one time when I was heading to Montreal many years ago, believe it or not, I memorized all the exits, towns and cities all the way to Montreal from Toronto, and people were amazed at the names I was giving out during a conversation with someone who was going to Montreal and I gave it in the right order, not scrambling it all up. It felt incredible.
I cannot even begin how much I love being called a Human GPS. It feels great. If you want to know how to keep your memory and how to get somewhere without being lost the second or third time, just always remember the surroundings, a certain building around, a store name, an intersection, remembering the left, rights, straights, All very important and create a photographic memory in your mind, and just observe very closely. Then you too will become a Human GPS. Sometimes people go somewhere 10 times and don’t remember. Take extra time to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. It always works for me. I love it.
All the best to you all! Be safe on the roads and focus while driving.
My daughter is getting ready to turn 15 next month and will be getting her drivers permit. It scares the crap out of me! lol Anyway, it’s good that you’ve always been an observer as a passenger… it makes you a more intelligent and defensive driver 🙂
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I’ve only ever once had the use of a G.P.S. in my car. It was on my 2010 road trip to Florida I got the Joy of using it. Being on vacation (holiday for my Brit readers) I was in no hurry to get to my destination, even though it is a twenty hour drive from where I live in Michigan to the West Palm Beach area of Florida, so I decided that I would follow the G.P.S’s directions. This decision came as we hit Toledo, Ohio. I’d planned to take I-75 all the way to Florida, but my G.P.S was screaming at me to take a left turn. I in turn was screaming at the Wife trying to get a decision on what to do. The G.P.S. won.
Now a G.P.S. is a good thing and I really must get one for my next road trip. But that is not the point of this post. I’d like to take you back to an age when I was between 11 and 15 years old. The G.P.S. was a long way off of being invented and new coke was going to conquer the world
People call me the same thing human GPS. I know Texas all the roads backways and trails. God’s gift indeed.