I’ve been driving since I was 16, but today feels like a different sort of accomplishment as I successfully negotiated my first car — all by myself! I opted for a 2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback nearly fully-loaded with options. This Ford Focus is so different compared to the one I drove back at home. The European model (which this US one is based off of) is much sportier in performance and looks. I could definitely get used to driving this around.

Whee! I feel like I’ve made it here now for real.