(Closed) Would you drive 40- to an hour to get to work? (one way)

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 77
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I already do it! Do I love it? No. But there’s an upside. It’s nice to have a good period of time to transition my mind to and from work :p I reccomend good music and books on tape! If everything else in your life is good, I think it’s worth it 😉 

Post # 78
44 posts

Like many here, I live in the dc metro area, home of horrific commutes. SO was warned from the outset that, come hell or high water, I would not leave dc.  We met in real life, but i was pretty happy to learn that on his okcupid profile he wrote he had “a strong preference for people in the district”. Thus, we live in a shoebox, without a car, and I couldn’t be happier. 

for that reason, I totally SUPPORT you moving to the country! If you are a country mouse, embrace it! (Personally, coming from NYC, DC feels suburban to me–the perfect mix). People think I’m ridiculous for the compromises I’m willing to make to stay in the city and raise well-educated  kids here, but to us it is worth it. Thus, all those evenings when I walk the 20 minutes from the closest decent grocery store lugging a granny cart of groceries don’t phase me. I don’t even dislike them! maybe, for you, the equivalent is the two hours in the car a day. 

I would start by renting, though, to make sure. Personally,  find commuting exhausting (unless on foot). 



Eta: oh my god, that is not meant to sound like a jerk! I honestly dont think one preference is better than another. Cities aren’t sny better, just different 

Post # 79
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


yes,we did 10 almost 11 years ago.we lived in the city all our lives,we now live in the country with over an acre of land,we love it and i know it helped rasie our kids good,they couldnt just walk out the door anywere,they were rasied here mostly so it came normal to them.

my Fiance drives 35 minutes to and 35 minutes home everyday.i do it once a week to visit my dad and grandpa and to food shop at the cheaper store.you get use to it,its not that bad.get all the music you like on your ipod,hook it up to your sterio system in your car and jam,time will fly.

i will say i was home sick for 2 years,i did not want to leave my hometown,but we got a great deal on our house,and im glad now that we did,i just wish i was a couple minutes from my family

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