I am terrified to the point of phobia when it comes to driving. I have some handy excuses: I was in a bad car accident at 17 and I lived (still do) in Manhattan where you don’t really need to drive, I didn’t get my license till I was 30 – and that was driving 2mph around Washington Square Park, I was married for 10 years, my husband did the driving. You get the point. BUT….I am now a single mom and I’m still so terrified of driving that I plan my life, vacations, work around avoiding it. The last time I ignored that rule, I drove into a rock just trying to get out of a hotel in East Hampton. Not exactly a confidence booster. It’s crazy, it’s limiting – I just don’t know if I can conquer it. What are you terrified of? What’s the deal – should we try to get over our fears or just accept them? Check out my story in this month’s Redbook. And yes, that’s me years ago behind the wheel. It was my husband’s little red Fiat. The photo was a total set-up – I clearly never actually drove it!