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Driving - way off any topic!

  1. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes I just need to pat myself on the back publicly!

    I drove over 2 miles today smile Loaded hubby in the car and started my baby steps toward driving again today!

    Goal - drive by myself any where I want to go by the time school starts in September.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations.  Baby steps are just small accomplishments.  Keep it up.

  2. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I don't know why you apparently stopped driving, but the best thing you could ever do is drive again.  I knew someone who never bothered to get a license until she was in her late thirties.  I know someone else who was always kind of a nervous driver, so she just gave up driving.  It made her life miserable because she was otherwise an independent-minded person.  The more she didn't drive, the less she wanted to.  Keep driving.

  3. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Congrats! Yes keep on driving! The more you drive, the better and more comfortable you'll get!

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    Useful Knowledgeposted 8 years ago

    I had to go through this when I had panic attacks.

    I remember driving again for the first tme. This is a big step and congradulations!

    You should be proud of yourself.

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone.  Panic attacks are the reason I stopped!  I would have one every time I was driving away from my home...now with some new learned techniques through therapy (yes I said that word out loud) I'm beginning to feel more comfortable.  I love driving....I love being able to run away from home, if its only to the mall to window shop. I need to do it for me, but mostly for my son so I get him from point A to point B.  I won't be able to rely on my daughter anymore as she is going away to college (sniff, sniff).  Again, thanks!

  5. Anti-Valentine profile image97
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    I hate the traffic and other drivers. I've been in some near-accident situations, and that makes me nervous to drive sometimes.

    I've written a number of articles about driving and safety too.

  6. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Congrats!  I remember how hard it was to take my children anywhere after rolling the vehicle with them in it, on black ice.

    I still don't like to drive in the winter, and am very cautious, but no longer overly intimidated.

  7. Kya profile image59
    Kyaposted 8 years ago

    You can be proud of yourself! The longer you stop the more difficult it is to do the first step again, so well done to started now.