Every day is an adventure

Just getting to work is a challenge.

Today I missed the bus. Well, I really didn’t miss it. It just happened to be “out of service”.

In order to get to work on time, I needed to take the dreaded subway.

I’m walking the 8 minute walk in the heat. Noticing that I keep my hands close to my body because I don’t know where to put them. I definitely don’t want my hands to accidentally brush up against some passerby. That would be unpleasant and probably confusing/frightening.

I’m at the subway, and I see that a downtown train comes in 1 minute. I miss the train by 5 seconds.

At this point, I’m about to cry.

I’m on the hot platform and see that the next train doesn’t come for 7 minutes!!

“Just breathe, just breathe, just breathe,” is all I’m thinking.

My hands are melting and dripping, my feet are sloshing in my shoes, sweat is running off every part of my body.

Just breathe.

I decide to “mop up” and take my towel out of my bag for my hands.

Train arrives. Wow, air conditioning! Wonderful.

I take a seat and then realize the sweat is probably making it’s way through my dress by now. I can’t care anymore. I just need to breathe and sit still.

I get off the train and slowly walk to work. I take my time just so I can try to calm down and cool off.

So much  adventure and it’s only 10am!

How is your commute?

Thanks for reading,

Caryn Joan

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