To Austinites, Round Rock seems like a faraway city, so when I tell people I work past Round Rock, the first question is always, how long is the drive?
Surprisingly because it's against traffic flow I get to work between 25-30 minutes!
When I first started commuting it was exhausting (especially because I used to commute 5 minutes when I worked at the Austin Stone), but now the drive has become one of my favorite parts about the job.
First of all, because I love being in a moving vehicle. Train, plane, car, you name it, I like to be moving in it. This is probably a consequence of my parents driving me around the neighborhood when I was a baby to get me to fall asleep. Oh parents, how I appreciate you so, sorry I was such a difficult baby.
Second, the time spent in the car has been so good for my soul to process and pray. I tend to be a go-go-go type of person and I do my best reflecting and processing with friends over coffee, but the past year, it's been a good growing experience to be alone in a car with my thoughts. It's also been a sweet time to pray for people and whatever I have going on in the evening.