Anxiety Took Away My Love of Driving

I used to love driving. Now it’s something I struggle just to get through.

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When driving started feeling like a threat

On this particular night, my coping mechanisms apparently had packed up for an extended vacation, and the alarm bells in my head screaming, “WE CAN’T HANDLE THIS” wouldn’t be silenced.

Driving hasn’t been the same since

Trapped at home through a combination of COVID restrictions and my inability to drive anywhere, I became more and more angry with myself. Why had I suddenly developed a phobia of driving after all these years?

I knew I had to find a solution

A work in progress

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