Now that I’m no longer living 2 minutes drive from work, I’ve got the option of catching public transport to work as opposed to dying a slow, painful death (driving in peak hour traffic).
I haven’t caught the bus/train to work since I started this job 8 months ago and today I realised just how much I missed it! Spending the journey to work either reading a book, magazine or messaging friends, made me realise just how little time I’ve made for these things.
The past year, I feel like everyday is just ‘go, go, go’. From the moment I wake up, I rush to get ready for work (I’m never on time), I try cram appointments and errands in the lunch breaks I do get and when I come home from work, exhausted, I have uni work to do. Until this morning, I didn’t really notice just how little time I had for myself everyday.
This change couldn’t have come at a better time. Even if I have to wake up an hour earlier, I can go to bed even earlier than normal because I’ve managed to fit everything else into my day: checking social media, calling friends in NZ, exercise & a little reading. I may even go a step further and start reading uni notes on the train & listening to lectures.