- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I used to live in the city and walk or bike to work everyday, and DH drove to work…now that we’ve moved into the country, he walks to work and I drive. My hours are a bit wonky…sometimes I need to be there for 8, sometimes 9. At least once a week I don’t finish until 6, and sometimes I finish at 4 or 5…
I teach english to adults in our office, and at companies and now when I teach at companies at the end or beginning of the day that are on my way to or from work, I take my own car to be able to go home (or arrive) directly after and faster. This means I am driving 5 days a week and it takes 28 minutes with highway driving, a mountain pass that will get snowy…and I am pregnant. Driving is convenient as I can choose what I am doing, but not eco-friendly, and perhaps a bit dangerous, parking is free also.
My other options: bus to work and hitchhike home, bus to and from work, or carpool. I have had little luck finding a carpool.
There are also days that I may be able to have a company car to come home (1-2 times a week).
If I take the bus it would be 15 euros a month, plus a daily tram ride in the city (not sure how much). I would need to bus, tram and then walk 10 minutes…an hour total. I feel like I should do this, but it sounds like a drag and that makes me feel hypocritical but…
I also wonder how hard walking and or driving will be late in my pregnancy.
The last bus is at 6 30, and I would need to leave my job quite early to be sure I get a tram in time…at the risk of missing it and having no choice but to hitch.
As you can see I’m very conflicted. How did you decide your best commute option? What do I do ? 🙂
I also know that excessive driving isn’t recommended in pregnancy, and I drive during work…and so is the bus any safer? There are still vibrations on a bus…