Alright so I'm an 18 year old college bound student. Lately I have been finally starting to do things on my own and I feel like I'm very well prepared for college socially, financially (I'm currently working 30 hours a week and plan to work in college as well) and in terms of maturity. However, as confident as I may be, there are some road blocks that I am facing. And it's nobody's fault but my own..but I have no idea how to fix the problem. I'm 18 and have barely every driven..I don't have my license and it has definitely hurt me socially. I am very good at making friends but I don't go out much because I don't have a car..and I've only had one girlfriend in my life. Luckily she didn't mind that I didn't have a car..but maybe she did because she dumped me. I just feel like I have all the tools but I can't gain the courage to drive and get my license. I always evaluate myself and say "Wow, I am well prepared for college"..but then I think to myself..no I'm not..how the hell am I supposed to do well socially, in the dating world, with internships and jobs without a license? It has been ruining my life and I could fix it..but I don't know how. I just can't get over this pathetic fear of stepping in a car, putting the key in the ignition and stepping on the gas pedal.
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have you tried asking your parents to help you? ask them to let you drive somewhere and see what pointers they have. the only way to conquer the fear is to face it head on! You have to drive over and over, then it'll become second-nature to you. BUT if you're going to a big school that's in a decent sized city, you may not even need a car! you could use the bus or just walk. it would give you better uck with girls if you can talk a walk to wherever you're going to ease the nervousness. so it depends on how you look at life! find the brightside to everything.
Athough...you'll have to get your license eventually, so might as well get it sooner rather than later!0