I rode my bike the whole time on the right side of the street but using a good enough area to stay safe! Not as scared anymore. I know that its a risk no matter what so heck with it. Just be as careful and watchful as you can be. I wanted to take the center of the lane the whole way but never did. Not even sure if that would be a good idea. I think some people may do that but not sure.
I took the middle of the lane when I was turning or stopped for a light as well like I should.
I hope that the more often I do this the less scared and worried I am.