Last week, I started work at my new job in Irvine. Pluses include the great work hours (I get off work at 1 p.m. on Fridays!), the pay and I return to work full time on a Mac. Downside, at least for last week, was the commute.
The work day starts at 9 and while work is only 50 miles away from my apartment, it took almost two hours to drive there. The first day of work, I found myself waking up at 5 in order to get on the road by 7. Although it was hellish, I was able to watch the sun rise over downtown and appreciate how new and clean everything looks. But then the brake lights intrude for the next hour.