Well it has been about a month since my car accident. I got my new car last week. I am getting used to it and I love it.
I am still a little freaked out and over cautious about driving. I am doing really well during the day, but rainy weather and night time is a different story. I haven’t driven much at night at all. I have places to go the next two evenings and I am panicked. I have cancelled plenty of evening plans the last couple of weeks and it is time for me to step up and take some control back … I want to join the party. I can do this, right? I am so anxious and projecting all that can go wrong.
Steve had an accident last week. It was a different kind of accident, but he has no fear of driving – I even have fear riding with him and others. I am an even worse passenger then I was before. Steve was out of town and there was nothing I could do to help him. I am so grateful it wasn’t more serious as it very well could have been. It was a rental car and a business trip so it is the company’s insurance.
I am feeling better, still have some pain in my back and I am seeing my chiropractor. I have had a couple therapy sessions on this fear of driving. I am hoping time will help since nothing else really is.
I went to a meeting tonight just so I could “practice” driving at night to prepare for the next couple of days. It is the first time I have driven my new car at night. Let me just say I would hate to be the person behind me. The AA club is a straight shot from my house so it is not difficult, tomorrow and the next day will be more of a challenge, a challenge that I just hope I am up to.