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Old 02-01-2013, 02:22 PM
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I do not mind my drive to work at all especially since I very seldom drive. Hubby works about 1/2 mile from where I teach, so I ride with him.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:04 PM
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I don't mind my drive to work- about 20 min, but I wouldn't want it any longer. When I have to take the bus when my esposo has the car it takes about 1 hour, and that sort of blows.

I'm a mean car singer/dancer so I'm cool with the drive. I don't know that anyone would appreciate my skills on the bus
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:30 PM
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I have different routes I can take to school. it takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to school...I enjoy talk radio and the news in the morning. Every Friday I call a former colleague and we talk during our mutual commutes (hands free devices of course!).
I do some mental planning for my day as I drive as well...just as an athlete visualizes his performance, I think about my day, outline in my head the materials I'll need to gather when I arrive, emails I need to send. It helps me enter school purposefully and productively. I love my job and where I work, so I feel no need to 'de-stress' on my way to or from school.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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I drive for a few miles on The Natchez Trace Parkway . It's a beautiful. Fastest speed limit 50. I'm the only car on the road. I have sirus radio and I sing along to country or oldies.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:48 PM
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I have about a 35-45 minute drive, depending on school buses and weather. My school is very rural so I am driving on hilly and curvy roads. I don't mind it on nice days but on days like today when it took me an hour to get to school, I hate it.

I would love to work in a school that is closer to my house; that's my goal for the next year or two.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:28 PM
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After commuting 105 miles a day for many years, my commute is now one mile.

The drive is over before one song plays on the radio.

It's soooo nice.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:33 PM
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I don't think much about my drive. It's four miles of rural two-lane highway. I'm there before I know it. I'm never tempted to stop for breakfast because there isn't any place to stop. I have to watch for deer and turkeys.
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