How to Survive Buying Your First Car at Twenty-Six, story by Rachel Kolman (LEARNING TO DRIVE Poetry and Prose Series)

Very cool to have this piece in Silver Burch Press’ Learning to Drive series.

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How to Survive Buying Your First Car at Twenty-Six
by Rachel Kolman

First, admit that no one taught you how to drive. It’s not anyone’s fault but your own: you went to college, won scholarships, studied abroad, but you never learned to drive. Come to terms with the fact that this is something you cannot learn on your own, as independent as you like to think you are.

Graduate with your masters and land a salary-paying job. Tell yourself you like biking to work. Pathetically stay at home on Saturday nights because your adult friends live by the good bars. You do not live by the good bars. Slowly grow sad over this aspect of adult life that you can’t control. It’s not like you can go out tomorrow and pick up a car the way you pick up a new pair of heels. You need help.

Pay a driving…

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