My anxiety triggers

My anxiety triggers

Hi everyone,

The one thing I don’t talk about often is my anxiety. I don’t like feeling exposed because I fear people will think differently of me. It’s such a personal thing and find it hard to open up about it and say what triggers these emotions. But it should definitely be spoken about more.

I suffer from anxiety which stems from my car accident I had 3 years ago.
I believe that everyone has different levels and forms of anxiety, and different ways of coping with it. The day I had my car accident I feel I lost a part of my sparkle. It’s slowly coming back now which is good but when you experience something as scary as that where your life flashes before your eyes it can take such a long time to feel yourself again. It changes your life forever!

I get anxious about driving to certain places and I get anxious about parking too close to people etc..These might seem like small things but to me, they seem huge! The fact that I’m even driving after such a huge ordeal is such an achievement and I am proud of myself for that! I actually drove 2 weeks after my car accident and have driven ever since, but it hasn’t been easy. I tell myself every day that I won’t let these bad drivers win! And that I got this! I just need to change my mindset when it comes to driving because as of right now I don’t enjoy it like I used too, I drive because I have too to. I always put my family first no matter what!

Sometimes I feel people look at ‘anxiety’ as a dirty shameful thing and of course it’s not and you should never feel ashamed. If you need help then please ask for it. There is so much support out there. And remember you are WORTHY and loved! #yougotthis

We all have different ways of coping in certain situations and for me personally, my faith and family have helped me so much in getting through these hard moments which I’m so thankful for. My confidence in driving is getting better each time I go out. I decided if in a year this still affects me then I will seek help because it’s okay to not be okay and ask for help
Love always
Claire Xxx.

On this day 3 years ago

On this day 3 years ago

ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO I HAD A CAR CRASH!

Good morning everyone,


Today I feel anxious but I also feel grateful for a second chance at life!
On this day 3 years ago I had a car accident and it was a pretty nasty one.
My eldest daughter and I were heading out grocery shopping for the day. We were only a couple of minutes into our journey when we saw another car that was driving erratically and ended up in the middle of the road, to avoid a head-on with the other vehicle we swerved out of the way. The other car sped off! I tried really realign my car back on the wet road but unfortunately, I was unsuccessful 😭 My car became out of control and there was nothing I could do. The fear I felt was like nothing I’ve ever felt before!


My life flashed before my eyes! I thought we were going to die 😭
My car spun 3 times and before I knew it we were rolling a few times until we hit a tree in a ditch on the other side of the road.
Luckily emergency services and my husband came very quickly. There were no broken bones, and only just a few cuts and grazes. At the time of this car accident, I was 6 weeks pregnant with Martina and thank God everything was okay. The hospital was very good and just said I had whiplash. I went home after a few hours.
Even to this day I still suffer badly with chronic neck and back pain but when I think of the alternative there is no comparison
We never found the other driver which is a shame!
I do drive now! I have too. I still get anxious and I’m over cautious on the road. I don’t enjoy driving like I used to, but life must go on
On this anniversary I feel anxious but I also feel so thankful for my life and my kid’s lives.