With time and personal experience one learns every day. So as a commuter myself, I have a few personal stories to share that might help you think twice about your commuter student routine.
#1 I forgot to reserve a studio room for a homework assignment.
Did I mention I live an hour away from this campus? Not only did I have to drive to school on my only day off, but I also got stuck in traffic on the way back, making it a 2-hour commute instead of one.
#2 My contacts got messed up and I didn’t bring back-up glasses.
Around the middle of my second class my contacts started hurting my eyes so bad, I had to take them out. I even rinsed them with contact solution several times, but every time I put them on they hurt my eyes. I ended up having to call my mother to bring me a pair of glasses so that I could drive my car back home.
#3 I forgot my wallet in my other purse.
Not only is this dangerous when you drive long distances without a license, but you don’t have money to rely on. I had to skip lunch because I was planning on buying something that day. (I now tend to keep some change in my school bag all the time)
#4 Forgetting my book for class.
We had a quiz that day and I ended up leaving my book on my desk, I did not get to go over a few things I needed to before the quiz, leading to a lower grade on the assessment.
#5 My car’s battery died.
This happened right when I was leaving for class. I was forced to borrow my mothers car, which had very little gas on it.
Today, I’m making my way through senior year I now have all these terrible anecdotes to share with you all. I wish you all the best!