For five years, I commuted to Chicago for work. I left the house at 6:30 to make it to work by 8:30. At 4:3o, I left my office and power walked to the train. At 4:47, my train left the platform. By 5:00, I was sound asleep until my train pulled into the University Park station at 5:40.
I quit that job in August 2008. It's been nine months, yet I still know the schedule. At 6:30 a.m., I start to feel nervous, like I'm late for something or I forgot to do something. And at 5:00 p.m., I can hardly keep my eyes open. I wonder how long it will take to get that commute out of my system.