By Megan Teasdale
After living in New York for the past five months, the time has finally come when my lease has ended but I still need to come into work. I only live in central New Jersey, so it isn’t the worst thing in the world but definitely not ideal. Around 6:20 am I wake up, get ready and go downstairs to a quick meal and to-go mug of coffee. I’m usually spilling it, due to me not putting the lid on correctly, making my morning that much more frustrating.
Once I get off the train, it’s a quick walk to my office to start the day for good. Since commuting, it really has made me feel like even more of an adult than ever. It’s a strict schedule that I need to follow in order to get to work on time, and something that will most likely prepare me for the real world after graduating college (since, let’s be real, living in New York is expensive after a while). Also, once you’re home after a long hard day at work, it really is such a nice and relaxing feeling. I don’t mind commuting, getting the day started early feels good and like you really aren’t wasting anytime. For the time being, I’m totally content with my (long) morning commute to New York City.