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*deep breaths*

So, Eric's home sick today, which meant I had to drive in by myself. Normally this isn't a big issue, but there were parts of the road that were icy on the way in. In particular, there's an overpass leading to the freeway that was a solid block of ice. Leading up to that overpass the road was dry, so it almost seemed to come out of nowhere. I knew that overpass would be slick, so I slowed down, but I still fishtailed as soon as I hit that part. The car in front of me and the car behind me both did the same thing, and there was an obvious spin-out accident on the side of the road to avoid, as well.

Fortunately, we managed to avoid hitting each other, and I made it to work safely. It still scared the crud out of me, but I didn't really realize how much until I got to work. I'd been at work for about an hour before I started shaking and freaking - it was the first full-blown anxiety attack I've had in awhile. Luckily, my office has what they call the "quiet room" - a locked room with chairs and a sofa where you can go to nap, talk on your cell phone, whatever. It was open, so I went up, freaked out for a minute, and managed to calm myself down enough to make it through. No medication, and I didn't call anyone, and I got through. That's the first time I've been able to do that by myself.

I'm rather proud of myself. All I need to do now is get through the day and make it home safely. So far, so good.


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Jan. 15th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I'm not a fan of other drivers myself; three of them have hit me at various times or another, but I kinda have to drive here, I'm in the sticks!
Jan. 20th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hooray for both surviving and for managing your freak-out. I also would've freaked out about something like that... :*
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