It's actually a hassle for me to be preparing for very early morning trips to where I work, considering that I have been working my whole life in General Santos City, and now, after more than 10 years, I will be back to my hometown, away from my family, and on a daily basis of commuting to work and back to my loved ones in the afternoon. It's a total sacrifice. However, I would love to do this every now and then since I think I am already enjoying the commute and the people I get to meet inside the bus are the same people I meet everyday, all of hustling to get a vacant seat so as to not get late, and feeling laid back in the afternoon going home. We are all the same faces, well, almost.
However, this defeats the primary purpose I have been working, and that is to save. I just couldn't save if I spend P200 on my daily fares, that means a thousand too after a whole week and P4000 in a month. My salary is not that big to enjoy this daily ride, but I sure want to get home to my family as much as possible.
So here's the plan. I have my parents in Koronadal City, and I am thinking I could at least save up if I go to work on Mondays, bring my overnight stuffs and back to Gensan Tuesday, Wednesday morning to Koronadal City, then back on Thursday night. A return trip during Fridays will do. That saves me P1000 already, or this: Monday - Koronadal. Stay there until Wednesday afternoon then back to Gensan. Thursday morning - Koronadal, back on Friday afternoon. This saves me P2000.
Hah, I can save, well, yes, but I will be missing my two kiddoes and the bed snuggles with my honey. But then again, this is better than really wasting time and fare, right? Now, I am thinking how other people very much away from their families are feeling?
I also have to commute in going to the bus station since we already sold the car because we can no longer handle the auto repair needed to make it run. We are saving up for a new one. Hopefully, soon. Maybe one that will not make the husband get stressed by continuous visits to San Francisco Car Shop.
Commuting is not a daily whine for me, in fact, I thank God for the protection and the safe trips I get, but hopefully soon, if the Lord will grant me my request, and if it is not too much to ask yet, may I be transferred to General Santos City, pretty please?
Who's commuting here? What do you think of your daily rides?