i am 19 yrs old without a drivers license.
i seem to be the only one of my friends now who doesn’t drive. BUT. they don’t know that. I’ve lied for a very long time now pretending I have my license, I just ‘don’t have a car’ and if someone were to offer to let me drive their car, i’d say something like “oh i don’t feel comfortable driving your car…what if i get into an accident?” and then they’d be like “oh ya good point i’ll drive”. pathetic right? i’m just so humiliated by the fact that i’m so insanely afraid to get behind the wheel of a car. the fear and anxiety that consumes me when i even think about driving is ridiculous. it’s mainly that i don’t trust myself behind the wheel. and the fact that with just ONE small mistake, one wrong turn, one un noticed blinker, you could get into a very deathly accident.
and it’s not like i’ve never driven before. my parents and boyfriend have let me drive a few times. the times that i have, my whole body would shake and convulse because i’d be so god damn sacred. i would be sweaty and my sight would turn fuzzy from the insane headaches that i would get. and afterwards when i was done, i would go into the bathroom and dry heave because the stress alone would make me sick to my stomach.
it’s gotten to the point now where people are tired of driving me around. i totally understand though. if rolls were reversed, i would of stopped driving me around a very long time ago. also, i don’t want to have to rely on someone to get me somewhere on time for the rest of my life. i consider myself an independent person. but having someone constantly drive me somewhere makes me feel like a dependent 6 yr old girl.
and then on top of it all, my little sister who will be 16 next yr, is going thru the drivers ed program planning on getting her license right when she turns 16. that makes me feel even worse about the situation..having my younger sis drive before me is so upsetting to me.
is there anyone who can give me some advice on how to even open the drivers door without wanting to puke? anyone? i’m so desperate. i need my license.