Organ Donation and Driving

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm squeamish. The sight of my own blood can make me feel weak at the knees. That's why it's a bit strange that I ended up in a pre-med course (my undergrad bachelor of science degree in psychology was pre-med in my university). But, I did survive uni (dissecting frogs and all that) --- even though I decided that becoming a medical doctor wasn't what I wanted for myself after all. So, I guess I'm not too bad.

Anyway, you'd think that filling up forms is safe enough even for a squeamish person like me. But, when I was filling up the form to apply for a driving theory test to get my learner's permit (yes, I can't drive yet), one question actually made me feel weak: Are you an organ donor?

Before that time, I haven't really made the official decision yet. I'm not sure why. I know that it was the right thing to do, but the thought of it made me feel strange.

In any case, I got over the initial strangeness and ticked the box next to the word 'yes'.

Oh, and I passed my written driving theory test too. First attempt! Yay! I think it's partly due to the fact that I've taken the online practice tests from the RAA for about a hundred times before taking the actual exam.

Anyway, I'm getting my learner's permit and starting driving lessons next month. Now, that's another thought that's making me feel all queasy. Ack.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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