Mid-March of last year we were sent home and told to figure out how to do our work from home. Since then, besides a few weeks of preparing to retire from the military, I haven’t worked outside the house. I remember many years of driving in traffic coming to and from work…always saying how I disliked it. As I thought about it today, I don’t think I’d mind it so much…I certainly was productive.

My drive to work usually consisted of a different genre of music being played. By the time I got to the end of the driveway, my day already started playing out in my head. What decisions were I going to have to make? Who’s career did I have to make a decision on? Did I have a speech today? What was I going to say? If I did, usually I practiced it along the way. By the time I pulled into the parking lot I had a better grasp on how I was going to handle the day…and most of the time I couldn’t tell you any of the songs that played on the radio that day.

The drive home…that was a different ride home…but it was the same every day. As soon as I got in my truck I called my wife to let her know I was on the way home. With traffic it was usually about a 30-minute drive, but we talked the entire time, all the way until I pulled into the drive, opened the garage, and then I would inform her that I was home now. Same everyday…I had a guaranteed 30-minute conversation with my wife every day.

For those that are fortunate enough to commute, how do you take advantage of that time. For those that no longer get to commute, how do you substitute for that time? Something to think about. Have a great day…and enjoy the drive!

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