How far do you drive to work?

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  1. bewlove

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    Hey everyone! I am loving my school and have been setting up my classroom! But I've been feeling a little bummed about how far away it actually is. I was anticipating about 45 minutes, but with traffic it is a little over an hour. And school hasn't started, so I am not even hitting school zones. I am supposed to arrive at 7:10 in the mornings, so I will be leaving around 6:10 AM. Our school gets out at 2:45, but assuming that with it being my first year, I will be staying at least an hour after school each day. That will put me home at 5:00, if I leave at 3:45. I love what I'm doing, but I'm a little nervous. That's a long day!

    Ultimately I want to move closer, but financially moving just isn't an option right now. So I was wondering...how far do you all drive?
     
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    My drive is 17 minutes one way.
    It is the perfect amount of time to get pumped up in the morning and decompress in the evening.
     
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    Last year, I drove 90 miles one way. About 75-85 minutes, depending on road conditions.

    This year it will be 5 miles, 7-10 minutes depending on how many lights I hit.
     
  5. yellowdaisies

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    I drive 20-30 minutes.

    I think an hour is doable for a year. Do you think you could move closer in a year if you really like the school?
     
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    2.5 miles, one song on the radio
     
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    About five minutes.
     
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    25.7 miles each way - mostly highway. Takes about 30 minutes in the morning and 40 in the afternoon.
     
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    7-9 minutes.
     
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    I drive four miles of rural highway.
     
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    About 45 minutes in the morning, an hour or so in the afternoon.
     
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    40 miles. It's about an hour in the mornings, and anywhere between an hour and five hours in the afternoon.
     
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    25 minutes -reverse traffic on the highway most of the way
     
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    25 miles, about 40 minutes or so. Really wish it could be closer, but am happy to have a job.
     
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    I did two years of twelve hour minimum days. It's tiring, but doable.
     
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    12 minutes, 15 if I hit all red lights.
     
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    40 miles one way
     
  18. Geologygirl

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    Last year it was like 48 mins in the morning and 1 h 30 mins to 2 hours in the afternoon back. It sucked a bunch since I had to leave at like 5:40 am to get there by 7 am in case of any traffic. Most days I made it by 6:30 though.

    This year I lucked out. I looked it up and it looks like it will be a 17 min drive. It is only 11 miles away from where we are moving. :D
     
  19. iheartscience

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    It's about 25-30 minutes in the "off" season [before Thanksgiving and after Easter] and closer to 45-50 minutes in-season [Thanksgiving-Easter]. Usually 5-10 minutes longer in the afternoon than in the morning.
     
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    1.1 miles. To get through a whole song on the radio I have to wait a minute after I park the car.
     
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    15-20 minutes....

    Bewlove, Don't stress over a long drive. Find some favorite radio stations, or audio books to listen to. Get a nice commuter cup for your morning brew.

    Congrats on your job!
     

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