**I wrote this in August of 2018, after a long commute home in the rain.**
The other day, I had an epiphany.
I was sitting in traffic on my way home from work, partaking in the daily commute that takes up five hours of my life each week. As I stared at the tapping red lights of the car in front of me, I started wondering why. How did we get here?
I don’t mean as human-beings, but how did we get to this point of life? The monotony of commuting through traffic, working all day, and commuting home only to have a measly five hours of life to spend with family, friends, or doing whatever you please?
No one likes work. You know the cheesy saying, “If it was fun, it wouldn’t be called work!” So how did we get here? How did this become the societal norm?
It’s built into our infrastructure. You are raised knowing at some point you will have to get a job and that job will become who you are. You better choose wisely, because that job will define a majority of your life. Check out these stats from Business Insider. It’s disturbing! There has to be a better way!
I don’t have the answers. I haven’t even done research into how the work routine came to be, or how to break out of the cycle. I am merely posing a thought.
As a result of that car drive, I developed a new life goal. My goal, though I’m sure it will take some time to reach, is to find a new way of life. I vow to break away from the daily monotony and live the life I CHOOSE to live.