This takes me back to the early days of first year. I would get up some days at 6am to make it in for a 9am lecture. I would be keen to avoid the rush at 8am. I mean you would be struggling to find a standing spot on the bus beside school kids, never mind finding a seat.
A lot depends on your mode of transport. Sometimes walking (when it’s not raining) is fun and you can get a workout in. When the weather is cold and dry that is when I like it best. I do not enjoy hot weather too much.
Currently, I live with my mum, and she gives me lifts, which is very nice of her. However, it can be nerve-wracking with some reckless drivers on the road, so the two of us need to watch for oncoming traffic.
The negative side of the commute includes costs. It can be expensive unless you have a student leap card. Especially when you need to hop in an emergency taxi. Yes, some of you drive and it’s great that you do. The commute also means that you need to plan to get ahead and be on time for your bus, train, lift, walk etc.
The good side of the commute can be if you live outside the city, the chances are that it is cheaper to rent. Some people commute huge distances from Clare and Mayo. I really admire them. I feel lucky that my commute from Salthill is not too bad and the bus tends to be quiet. Quite different from my former life on the other side of the city. Yes, I am happy to be a commuter right now.
It may be annoying to pay for a leap card after I lost my free travel pass (due to a job, I got) however it is a small price to pay to get from A to B. It is stressful sometimes but as a non-driver right now and a student, it really is no problem to hop on a bus.