Good job! I didn’t get my license until I was 24. After a few weeks of driving solo, I felt silly for waiting so long.
Just make sure you stay sober behind the wheel.
Overcoming any genuine anxiety is cause for celebration. Congrats to you. Just yeah, drive sober especially if you're anxious about driving.
From a fifty year old man who never had a driver's license!
Congratulations. Driving was the one freedom I refused to give up during anxiety/panic attacks. It marks independence. Keep up the good work.
Hey, everyone has stuff that challenges them in different ways. And hey, operating 2,000+ pounds of metal and glass at lethal speeds with a bunch of other people also doing that near you can be hazardous, so being stressed by that is fair and reasonable. Overcoming what challenges you is important, and you deserve to feel some pride. Stay strong and keep pushing forward! It's not so important what's tough for you compared to others, just that you persevere and overcome it. Go you!
Congrats man! I’ve had my license since I was 16, but went through a year of garbage that resulted in severe anxiety and PTSD. I didn’t drive for a whole year because it was so bad. Meds are good now and I’m back on the road. Way to go! Stoked for you.
That's awesome! I was 28 when I finally got mine.
I got my license at 25 because I was terrified of other drivers and their unpredictability. But I was working a job that eventually forced me into getting it. Tbh now that I've been driving for over a year and a half it's gotten easier to deal with. Seattle(mostly bellevue) drivers still drive me insane though.
Had a friend with this issue, big step!
Just make sure to assume everyone else in he road is an idiot and you should do fine
If it’s safe you can pull over. If you are on the freeway get to the off ramp. Or I would just scream at the top of my lungs, “This is fucking stupid and I’m sick of this crap.”, over and over until the worst passed. The worst was driving over the mountain pass, at night while it was snowing. Sometimes you have to draw a line and driving was it for me. I was afraid of eventually being afraid of leaving the house or that I would be stuck in one room, that’s how daily and bad my panic attacks were. I was a mom with two young kids at the time and realized if I didn’t do something I wasn’t going to be a good parent.