I'm so glad you had video running to show just how nuts the other driver really was. Passing a snowplow on a corner? I can't believe he didn't even have the decency to stop afteward - what a worthless creature.
This makes me think of an account I heard of a modern soldier in Afghanistan who had his leg blown off - he tied off his leg with a tourniquet, rolled over and continued to fire at the enemy with his rifle while calling out communications with his unit. When your life is on the line, pain seems to be irrelevant.
Hey, that anxiety when you first move out on your own is universal (unless you are really daft). I don't know of any quick fixes but I can say that over time it gets easier. You learn to budget, make contingency plans, get by on almost nothing when need be. The fact that you are thinking ahead bodes well for your success, in my opinion.
Recent advancements in real-time neural imaging are giving us access to higher and higher resolution maps of first person experience - the brain patterns that result in the subject feeling 'love' or 'frustration'. It's in there so, I'm sorry, it's not impossible.
Heather Spoonheim is a travelling adventurer and writer. She has been a skydiver, rock climber, cross country skier, and back packer. Over the years, Heather has lived in most of western Canada, including some time spent North of 60 and South of 49. Currently Heather Spoonheim is living in Quebec City and working on her next novel.
Heather has driven the same Jeep YJ for over 19 years.
- Vancouver, BC - Edmonton, AB - Saskatoon, SK - Yellowknife, NWT - Reno, Nevada