Monday, March 09, 2009

Finally I...

...overcome the fear of driving after stop driving for 5 years time. I was actually develop a driving phobia after an accident back then. It was during my working day, not married, in one fine morning, I drove my brother's car and stuck in the jam at a traffic light area. I was actually need to step on the break pedal to stop, I don't know why, lost control, went and accelerate. Bang! I kissed on the back of a BMW and that BMW don't know why go and bang the Wira in front of him. It was so horrible at that time and since no one let me drive anymore...terrible huh?

All these while, I rely on hubby and my family members to drive me here and there, near or far. Or, worst come to worst I'll go places by myself with public transport. It is not so bad too when take a public transport, but when come to emergency or little things need to be done, I feel I'm so useless for not driving. So, for a SAHM who not able to drive, very bad, I can stay at home for 6 full days without going out. I know I couldn't stop driving for the coming years and I actually have the urge to learn back driving and build up the confident of driving since after Terry was born. But that time just say say only, no action and hubby also not support. As now Terry has grown up, the more I need to learn and drive.

Since hubby changed a smaller car, I have the opportunity to drive more frequent. Few months ago, on and off my dad will accompany me to drive near and far without tagging Terry along. I'm just like a new driver (like those with a 'P'), many skills I need to pick up again and learn how to handle while driving on the road and parking. I will still get confuse when comes to reverse turn and parking. Last 2 weeks, finally I got the gut to drove alone to the market. Ya, I go damn early in the morning, to get myself a good car park. I'm very comfortable driving a small car and may be because of that I'm more confident and I feel everything is easier to handle.

Today, I'm so proud for the little achievement I've done for the first time, I drove out A.L.O.N.E with Terry. No choice, I really got to go out as Terry was down with flu. Went to the paed there bought a bottle of flu med. Although it is just a short distance drive, but I'm still happy enough because I managed to handle everything without trouble anyone. The boy is good enough, let me buckle him up at the back seat and sit quietly while I'm driving.

23 comments:

huisia said...

practice makes perfect, don't worry, just have confidence in yourself!

MommyAngel said...

Congrats!! Practice more ya and that's a good start :)

Lovely Mummy said...

wow, glad that u finally can drive..slowly u will drive far and far...well done!

Kristie said...

i am so happy u overcame ur phobia! :) yes it is important for us to drive independently!

LittleLamb said...

U did it... I am so glad...
Perhaps every time u start driving, u can always say a prayer n take a deep breath..

HN said...

It's always very easy after the first try :)Then, you will get addicted to driving soon :P

Irene said...

good job! im still go no gutsy to drive le :(

mommy to chumsy said...

yay!! well done judy. i still don't drive because of a phobia. had an accident many years back :( unless i have a kenari/kancil as i still dare not drive our car now.

agnes said...

congrats.. good try and must keep it up!!!

vickylow said...

well done Judy, it's much more convenience a SAHM can drive. Soon you will need to send Terry to kinder too. Congrats.

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Mummy Gwen said...

Congrats! You finally overcame your fear of driving. *Clap clap* :)

Debbie Y said...

They is always a very FIRST TIME. You will master the skill when you practise more!! ganbaddei yo....

vialentino said...

yeah...true true...spend once a while on expensive food is ok

peimun said...

Congrats on your achievement.... now you drive and later you can "fly"....hahahah

Mummy Moon said...

Forget about the bad incident and get a new start by now.. Looking forward you be my driver 1 day, we go jalan jalan .. hehe

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Good job to you Judy. I totally understand your happiness when you are able to drive confidently now.

I also had stopped driving since after I got my driving license. At that time, i was so phobia to drive manual car. Until I met my husband, he bought me an auto car, so from there on, I started to drive with it.

I am sure you will be more and more confident and pro in driving. Keep it up!

Baby Darren said...

congrats...finally u have overcome the fear of driving..yes..i think driving is a necessity in KL, especially if u are a SAHM. Now, u can start looking out for playgroups and bring Terry to mix with other toddlers.

Happy driving!!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Judy, glad to hear u overcome your fear. it will get better, it surely will!

etceteramommy said...

First step is always the most difficult. Later on, all will be easy peasy. Just practise more. :D

Serene said...

I also have same phobia after a road accident few years back. But no choice, I still have to drive after that. Now I still a "kayu" driver, can't drive too far; always go market earlier afraid can't get a good parking lot....

Anyway, congrates that you overcome your phobia, keep it up!!

angeleyes said...

CONGRATS!!!!
I too took up driving again after so many years and I did not drive that much after getting my license too and was glad I can do that now and get so much of freedom! :P

Practice makes perfect!

Anonymous said...

Well that is very good start in learning to conquer your fear in driving. Actually the best part in eliminating your fear in driving is a also developing your skills and knowledge about driving in order not to experience the phobia or fear you once had. There are certain steps we have to take in order to totally eliminate the fear in driving. You already made a positive first action in starting to drive again. Your next experience about this can be more interesting and informative. Try checking out this site where I found the steps on entirely eradicating the fear in driving.

http://www.academyofroadmastery.com/confidence-course/

I hope this site will help you continue on your progress in successfully being a more skilled driver.

Practice alone cannot accomplish that. You should also have knowledge about it.

Thank you for listening.