Commuting to Campus
By Joshlyn Booth
I knew from the beginning that I would be a commuter while attending RC. The idea of living on campus and being away from home made me nervous. Commuting to school for classes wasn’t going to be easy but it’s a choice I decided to make. Below are some pros and cons of commuting.
Cons of Commuting
I currently commute from Taylor. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to get to school depending on the weather and traffic. This semester I have to get up by 7 a.m. to get to my 9:35 a.m. class. Sometimes it’s difficult to get to class because of car issues and morning traffic. I feel as if I’m always rushing. Other issues I have as a commuter include:
- Being aware of traffic accidents and delays
- Parking near my class
- Facing rush hour on the way home
Commuting to school makes it more difficult for me to meet more people and make more friends. If a friend needs help with homework or vice versa I’m not always able to drive back to campus. I also have to pay money to print homework assignments on the days when I’m not on campus.
Pros of Commuting
I love being able to go home and be with my family when my classes are over. I can go to school and do my homework in the comfort of my own home. Other advantages of living at home are as follows:
- I don’t need to buy a meal plan or pay for a dorm room
- No dorm curfew
- I don’t have to share space with a roommate
- I’m available to help around the house
I can see myself commuting for at least another year. Even though I have had my ups and downs as a commuter I am going to continue to press through the challenges. I made a choice to be a commuter and I don’t believe that won’t change anytime soon.