Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Mar 2002, 13:08 p.m.

I feel only slightly exalted as a newly licensed driver.…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I feel only slightly exalted as a newly licensed driver. If I were younger, I might feel as though this were more of a milestone, but as it is, I feel more tense about career and academics and relationships than I do about the "freedom" and "power" concomitant with a driver's license.

It is true, however, that yesterday, after getting my license, I suddenly looked at the family Corolla with a proprietary sensation. The words would go something like, "Now I control you, not the other way around." This might just be because now I don't have to take those darn lessons anymore.