Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lifestyles of a commuting SLP

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door...

Commuting-- Everyone's favorite nightmare regardless of whether or not you have a long drive. I was considerably blessed to spend the past four years driving just six miles from my former house. The traffic made the trip usually run about 15 minutes each way. Now that I've moved, I get to enjoy a 30 minute drive to and from my new school. Luckily, I get to enjoy one of the most spectacular views that I've ever known on my daily trips. It is a constant reminder of how small my problems are in comparison to the world around me.

But, it also leads me to wonder what other SLPs with long commutes do....Surely, I am not the only one who has these thoughts on the way to work. I guess I could ask in one of the plethoras of facebook groups, but I think it means more to me to simply share my musings on here.

A few ideas for commuting SLPs

  1. Jam out to music 
  2. Listen to radio talk shows
  3. Plan out future shopping trips
  4. Plan out what you want to do for the day
  5. Listen to audiobooks
My biggest struggle with the commute is figuring out how to come home with enough energy left to cook. I am afraid to admit that we have been eating out far too much lately. Oh well, we can't be perfect all the time!


  1. crock pot cookbooks are your friend! plug the crockpot into those timers that used to be used to turn lights on/off when no one was home at certain times and dinner is a go! I used to pray on my commute when I had a long one. sometimes with the tech now i miss it because my prayer lists are longer and apps will read it to you. I sometimes just enjoyed the near quiet of the engine noise....

    1. Crock pots are a lifesaver! I love mine!