By Bailey Sherrell
Most people jump at the chance to drive. They are completely fine with it, even happy to be driving.
I, however, am scared of driving. Now that I have my permit though I have to practice as much as I can.
When I get behind the wheel, my first reaction is being nervous. My stomach starts hurting and I have to take a few deep breaths.
I mean it’s not like I’m bad at driving; I’m really not at all actually. It’s just that I’m scared of what can happen while driving. If you loose control for one second..it could result badly. And a lot of other things besides driving can end up bad too, but driving is in YOUR hands. It’s your driving skills that determine whether you’re safe or not. Maybe I just don’t trust myself.
Everyone else trusts me to drive except myself. This fear is slowly sinking away each time I drive.
So everyone who may be scared to drive, you have to face your fear to get over it. Even if you’re just a little nervous, you can become an amazing driver with practice and patience. Just drive with someone you’re comfortable with and helps you. And just be careful.
A few more driving experiences, and I might actually get rid of this fear. I might even start driving higher then 40 mph. And hopefully I’ll become a confident driver.