Wouldn't you love to have 45 minutes a day to read? Or nap? I just found that time: I took the train to work today.
Really, I forgot how much I missed this. I have been driving to work lately (which I also enjoy; NPR on the radio instead of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CD!), but when I was full-time and pre-kids, I was always on the train. I have tried to convince myself that it wasn't a good idea with the kids--I needed my car "just in case"--and while that is somewhat true, the ride was bliss. I broke through to the India stories in Eat Pray Love, I put on my makeup before a seatmate joined me, and I had a nice, easy walk to my office with time to gather my thoughts and see a different part of campus. (Of course, the walk to catch the train was a little more pressured, but a small price to pay.)
So, as a reminder to myself: as much fun as it is to take the boys on a train ride, they aren't just for the kids anymore! When I can, I'm taking the train or other public transportation. That is working for me this week; what's working for you? Go check out Shannon's blog to see other ideas.