Monday, December 17, day 854 will be remembered in history as the day when I bought my very first car. The morning was tough, the first run in the snow was tough. The entire day felt a bit like sleepwalking. But I had decided that we needed to handle all the car stuff at once. We bought the car from a friend and had picked it already two weeks before when we were still in the UK. It was someone we trust completely when it comes to cars. So, on a snowy Monday afternoon, I drove out of a garage in Tallinn and all the way to home on a snowy highway. I hadn’t driven since my driving exam in September so I was a bit scared. There I was. Driving in Tallinn, on streets where I had never driven before. I didn’t learn to drive in Tallinn, it was in Rakvere instead. Somehow, it was easier than I had anticipated. I can drive! It was even a bit of fun, although I did have some true ‘genius’ parking moments. Eventually, it went well, so let’s forget about these.
1. Own and live in a house.
Well, we brought the car home (my husband came with me as I am still a bit afraid of driving alone). If you want to build a house, you do need a car to get the materials and tools to the site. We will start with the garden this spring but we do need plants for this as well and it would be simply stupid to carry them by hand.
2. Write AND publish a book.
When the evening hit, I already had quite a massive headache. That sleepless airport night and the stressful first day of driving. Obviously, I didn’t write a single word. Nor did I continue designing my Christmas recipe book.
3. Win a major race.
My first easy run in the snow was tough. It was only 40 minutes but the snow made me slow. It felt like not moving forward at all. When I have to go for a run early in the morning, my body is not yet awake and I don’t do very well.