After 2 years of hard work, stress, lots of anxiety, and practice...I finally earned my N sticker and am a certified driver! I don't know if its different in other areas of the world, but I started off with an L sticker that is given to you after you pass a multiple choice exam done on the computer. Passing that was extremely difficult for me, since despite given a practice exam online to prepare for it was never enough for me to pass. Many times I would walk in, and come out just on the cusp of a pass but still fail due to me misunderstanding a few questions. After I got special tutoring I went back in and passed the test. I can drive now right? Not quite.
While having an L sticker you can drive, you're only allowed to under the supervision of an experienced driver. Most often my parents were the ones to fill that role, but they are busy people and couldn't help me as often as I needed to. Eventually my L expired, and I had to take the test all over again. Oh boy...but, I passed once again!
After the L came time for the N. I put in the hours of discipline, payed for many lessons, and was always with a very cheerful teacher who was very understanding and soft spoken. He never got mad at me, he never got frustrated or told me I was doing a bad job. He always encouraged me that each drive was a little bit better than the last.
Today I went in to take my N test, as my L was on the verge of expiring yet again and I'll be damned if I have to retake it again.
After much anxiety and feeling like I was going to drop the ball and disappoint everyone....I passed. I still am in shock. My teacher was overjoyed, and the other teacher who did pass me let me overlook one small mistake he had to step in for, simply because I did such a good job on every other aspect. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders, and that my life is finally moving forward now. Very happy.