11 Thoughts Every Commuter Has In The Morning

11 Thoughts Every Commuter Has In The Morning

All aboard the struggle train.

If you've landed yourself an internship, or simply have to commute into the city on the reg, then it's likely you've faced some tough mornings. Having commuted into Boston this summer via the commuter rail, there have definitely been some mornings where I boasted the ever-basic statement of, "I can't even." If you share the same struggle, here are a few thoughts you may have had during your daily commute.

1. Why is this so mother-freaking expensive?

$7.50 one way? Add $4.25 for parking at the station and that's basically $20 a day, and my bank account is crying.

2. Please don't have anyone sit next to me this morning.

I love sharing and all, but this morning I could totally use some space.

3. Maybe the conductor won't check for tickets this morning and I'll save that $7.50.

One can dream.

4. Is it just me, or is the train moving extra slow today?

I love when the train randomly stops on the track to let another one pass.

5. Okay, so now we're at how many more stops? 5? Hustle up people, find a seat.

The faster you sit the faster we move!

6. Thank God I have my earphones in ... time to pretend I'm in a music video and look dreamily out the window.

This should entertain me for the next five minutes.

7. I hope that guy wakes up before his stop.

Well it's his deal so ...

8. Oh God, now I'm getting sleepy.

I have to find myself a coffee ...

9. One more stop! Hallelujah!

It's truly an unexplainable bliss.

10. Alright, just gonna get up now and move to the front of the train car so I can get off the train faster than everyone else.

I'm so sly.

11. Farewell, Commuter Rail, I'll be back for you at 5:00.

Can't wait to do it all again!

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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

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You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

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