This is a speech about my hobby which is driving.

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Do you ever get that urge to just run away? Or like you are about to explode with anger for no reason? Ever feel like you are so swamped with work from school that you want to quit college, just for a minute? These are all urges induced by stress. We all find ways to escape in order to gather ourselves, even if it is just for a little while. I live in an apartment in Brooklyn and share a bedroom with my little sister which is a huge stress factor in my life. I didn't have many options when I was a young teen. Where was a young girl like me supposed to go when I had had enough? Public transportation never appealed to me. I wasn't old enough to drive yet, so the only thing I could do was go outside and hang out on the block with my neighborhood friends.

But I yearned to be off by myself once in a while and taking a long walks on cold winter days just didn't cut it. I couldn't wait to grow up so I could just take off and leave when I really felt the need, instead of staying home in a place where a fight was bound to break out. Then I turned 17 my grandpa decided to teach me how to drive. Next thing I knew I had my license and I was off! My life had changed completely. It was now my source of stress relief, and on top of that it enabled me to expand my social life by traveling to more places out of Brooklyn where the party scene was more appealing. Now I could get in my grandpa's old car and cut through the air at exhilarating speeds with the wind in...