Driving is a big deal for me and something that I’ve struggled with for a long time. I’m scared of a lot of things that are related to driving, like being in traffic, not knowing where I’m going, not being able to see properly, and pretty much everything like that. It’s really not ideal seeing as I need to be able to drive to get around, but I am working on it.
I’m currently trying to drive to more places to show myself that I can do it. I have a doctor’s appointment on my lunch break and I’m psyching myself up to drive to it. Usually, I’d walk and I’d feel very happy doing so but I’m trying to train myself to drive more often. Even trying to drive five minutes down the road is hard for me, but practice makes perfect.
I’m a bit disappointed in myself because I was supposed to drive my car to the expert mechanic close to Morayfield to get a car service, but I ended up not being able to do it. I’m a young adult and I had to get my mum to drive my car to the mechanic for me. That was the turning point for me. I knew then that I had to get better at driving and gain some more confidence. And so I’ve been trying ever since. Baby steps.
Okay, I’ve just done the short drive to the doctor’s surgery. It went well! I didn’t feel too anxious driving and I took a slightly different route home so that I could ease myself into driving on different roads. I’m really happy with how it turned out, even though it wasn’t a big drive. The only problem was that my tyres felt a bit weird to drive on. I’m not sure how to describe it, but I’m thinking I might need a tyre repair in the Morayfield area sometime soon. Maybe I could book in for it and this time I drive to the mechanic, with my mum in the passenger seat to make me feel more comfortable.