Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Commute? NO Thanks!

One of the parts of my new job (12 month acting position but hey...took me 5 years and 10+ interviews to get) is to write something called 'Use Cases.' I'm really enjoying the new job and the challenges it brings and was happy to take a course that would help me out with what I'm doing. It was so neat to sit in class for the past 3 days and see things I've been working with for the past 6 weeks come alive before my eyes. ' that's what that means!' Kinda like a whole bunch of lightbulb moments stung together over a couple of days. In fact, I think I could light a small Christmas tree with the lightbulb moments I had!

It was also neat to get to know 4 ladies at my table who work for a major Financial Institution in the city. I shared my adoption with one of them will be a mom to twins soon too! (Congrats Dayna!!)

Heading into the city is fun but I must say I am very thankful that I don't have that commute every day. I am blessed to live 15 mins. (door to Tims to desk) from my job. These past 3 days I was on the road by 6:20am and commuted for and hour and a half to get downtown. My hat is off to people who do this every day!

Anyway, it was fun. I passed. And tomorrow I'll make sense of the documents I've been reading. Yeah!


  1. I will have to agree with you, I am thankful I don't commute. The good thing would be being able to have time to read a book or the paper. I don't have nearly enough time for that.

    I am glad you are enjoying your conference.

  2. Your new job sounds great and I'm happy that you feel challenged with what you are doing.
    Its so funny that you posted this as Joel and I took the GO into Toronto on Sunday and were talking about the same thing. We have a five minute commute right now and it would be horrible to have to do an hour or more every single day times two.

  3. Believe me you are lucky NOT to do the commute to downtown Toronto everyday. I did this for over 12 years with my children for years going to and from work...its not fun. I now live in smaller city , and my commute is only 10 -15 minutes.

  4. It takes me 12 minutes to get to the hospital/office. I would flip if I were trapped in the car for a long commute (so would women in labor ;0)

  5. Is that really GREEN grass I see out there???!!!

    I'd commute that long right now JUST to see that green grass!!

    Congrats on the new job!!

  6. Congrats again on the new job. I was spoiled for years with a short commute and now I have 30 mins each way. Can't complain..Dan has had a REALLY long commute for years. Relish your short jaunt to work.

    Keep smilin!

  7. I'm so glad you find your new job so fulfilling! And no commute, hooray! My hubby has about a 1/2 hour commute. Not too bad.

  8. Hey CONGRATS on the new job!! I some how missed you post about it!!
    I'm sooo glad I dont have to use COMMUTE in my vocabulary...I have a 4 minute drive to work and that is 4 minutes in RUSH HOUR....LOL!!!


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