Learning to Drive for the First Time as a 28-Year-Old: A Basic Primer

Things That Are Scary and Hard:

Gradually accelerating.
Gradually decelerating.
Leaving a parking space.
Reversing in a straight line.
Reversing while listing lazily to the left.
Remembering to look in all eighty mirrors.
The blind spots.

Things That Are Less Scary and Hard Than Originally Envisioned:

Using turn signals.
Turning on the lights.
Adjusting the eighty mirrors while still safely sitting in park.

Things That Are Easier and Less Scary Than You Ever Appreciated at the Time:

Living in New York.