Driving me crazy

Dear Baby Girls,

When you learn to drive, learn how to drive a manual first (“drive stick” in American-speak just in case it’s taken over the world by the time you read this).

Yes, it’s a little bit harder at first but it’s safer and gives you more options in the future. It means you’ll be able to handle anything that cars throw at you.

And there’s a valuable lesson there too: sometimes taking the harder route gives you skills and experience to handle far more than the task at hand.

Don’t just look for the easy way. Being challenged isn’t scary – it’s a good thing. I can’t say you’ll be able to do everything first time (or even the tenth time), but I can say that you can do ANYTHING you truly set your mind to.

So do everything well and embrace skills wherever you can. Life is not about how easily you can do something – it’s about the depth of the experience and how much you get out of it.

Lots of love