If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m a firm believer in the power of manifesting. I used to play around with writing down my deepest wishes, and started manifesting love and job opportunities without really understanding what I was doing.
I have since learned a lot more about this practice and started incorporating it into my everyday life. From gratitude lists to token items, I’m making sure I always tell the Universe exactly what I want and what I believe I deserve.
A few days ago, after five years of trying and failing, I have finally gotten my driver’s license!
When I first started taking lessons, I really wasn’t into it. Years passed and I kept failing my driving test, then neglecting to take extra lessons, then failing again…
Rinse and repeat.
When I found out I was pregnant in mid-2021, I started taking lessons with this amazing instructor. And just as I was about to apply for a driving test, my pregnancy became a bit complicated and I was ordered to stay in bed.
So, getting a driver’s license became part of my 2022 manifesting list. But what did I do? I convinced myself that with a brand new full time job and a small baby, I don’t have the time to do it. Then I proceeded to also convince myself it’s not that important to get my license, and that, if I hadn’t gotten one thus far, it’s probably the Universe telling me I should quit it.
And all of that because I had not fear of driving, but fear of failure.
I coached myself through it (after all, I am a psychologist with psychotherapy education), and when I was finally ready, I went back to taking lessons (props to my mother-in-law who was taking care of my little one for hours on end, for the last three months!)
And though that 2022 wish didn’t really come to be in 2022, but in January 2023 (we get what we need when we’re ready for it, right?), I could not be happier that it finally did happen.
How I Manifested My Driver’s License
Let me be clear here: I didn’t just manifest my license out of thin air, without putting in the extra work. If you believe that’s what manifesting is, I’m sorry to disappoint you — but without effort, manifesting is just wishful thinking.
First, I wrote it into my 2022 manifesting list. Once I finally coached myself through my debilitating fear of failure and forced myself to go back to taking lessons, I started affirming:
I am a careful driver. I am an excellent driver. in the mirror before going to these lessons. I also set my phone and PC backgrounds to women driving (but not just any women — women that I felt I could connect with). This image greeted me every time I woke up for work, and every time I was losing time on Instagram Reels.
When the date of the driving test grew near, I wrote down a letter to Santa and pinned it above my workstation. It may sound silly, but when have you ever believed your wish would come true more than when you wrote it out to Santa as a child?
I also started affirming: I am driving great, the roads are clear, and I’m going home with a driver’s license. Apart from the regular mirror practice, I also used one of my favorite manifesting apps — Vision Board. I would also play with my 11 month old with cars and tell him how “in two weeks, your mom is going to be driving you just like this!”
All of this helped me convince myself that this is something that’s already reality; something that I worked hard for, spent many hours and dollars on, and something I fully deserve.
And what would you know? Manifesting + effort = in a couple of days, I’ll be receiving my very own driver’s license after having passed the test on the fifth try.
I couldn’t be happier nor more convinced that manifesting really works — here’s to trusting the universe to help me manifest a great 2023 as well!