In order to achieve this, I have now arranged lessons for next month and have even bought new glasses so I can see the road - and hopefully other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. I won't deny that I'm nervous about this, but I figured that if the UK trusts teenagers behind the wheel of a car, then can it really be that hard?
Since then, I have relied on my own feet and developed extreme patience by dealing with public transport on a regular basis. The urge to drive never once reared its head again, until I had to get all my Christmas presents onto a Megabus for an nine-and-a-half-hour journey from Plymouth to Leeds. For those of you who haven't had to do this, be thankful.
The idea of another Christmas down south that starts and finishes with dragging bags of presents onto a coach was enough to make me bite the bullet.
I had hoped that my husband would finish learning to drive - he's had lessons on and off - but he is a true Cornishman in that everything gets done 'dreckly'. There was no way I was going to wait for him to get up the inclination to pick up where he left off, especially when the offer of me buying him a car wasn't enough to entice him.
Instead, I'm celebrating my 28th birthday by booking my first driving lessons.
I'm not going to lie, I genuinely have no idea what I'm going to once I'm in the drivers seat. I have dyspraxia so have issues with coordination and spacial awareness - which is a reason behind the whole 'I never want to drive' thing. However, you never know if you can do a thing until you've given it a whirl.
What I'm most nervous about when it comes to learning to drive t'up north is the fact that I live in a city. Down south, there are roads you can take that mean you won't see another driver, whereas Leeds is a lot busier. I'll be having lessons on my lunch break, which means starting off in the very centre of the city and having to deal with Leeds' infamous loop.
I'm sure I'm going to end up with plenty of stories about inconsiderate drivers, near misses and stalling in awkward places. Maybe driving won't agree with me and maybe I'll be ready for my test before I know it. Whatever happens, at least I'm attempting this latest milestone.