I’m back. Back in a New York groove.

Guess what, you guys. Or, more correctly, guess where, you guys.

What I’m trying to say (in my personally perfected awkward way) is that I’m writing to you from the train on my way to my new job in the city.


Hooray! (Side note: Did you ever think there would come a day when I would be happy to be on the train? Me either.)

It’s funny how thing change while you’re away. For one, the LIRR has added something called “quiet cars,” which I understand, but apparently you can’t even have electronic devices displayed when you’re sitting in them. Which I guess means you can’t even play Cut the Rope with the sound effects on mute? Because even knowing technology exists would ruin the quiet for those passengers? So, basically, “quiet cars” is a bit of a misnomer and these cars should be called “Amish cars.”

Also, the WordPress app is a billion times better, and it wasn’t even that bad to begin with. (It is also entirely possible the app was just always this good for iPhone users. In which case… DESCRIMINATION!!!

Other than that, though, so far things are pretty much how I remember them.

In an effort to keeps self from getting burnt out on the train (until we can move closer to the city in April…more on that later), I’ve decided to put The Happiness Project in full effect and focus on the things my train time allows me to do better or more often than I could without train time. (Lest we see a return in the much-beloved-yet-also-feared Commuter Justine.)

For one…blogging! I’m kind of assuminghoping that my new job will keep me much busier during the day, so blogging will actually have to be done outside of work. Like, say, when I’m sitting on a train for an hour each way.

For another, reading! After I stopped taking the train, my personally reading took a nose dive. I have a book I need to review next month for the BlogHer Book Club that I can’t wait to get into now that I have the time.

Plus, obviously, I have a lot more time to dedicate to checking up on Twitter and Instagram (@justinelorelle, BTW) and Words with Friends. So keep up the posts, people!

Anyway. I’m super nervousexcited to start the new gig. I could barely sleep last night (so, yeah, feeling a wee bit tired today).

Can’t wait to tell you all how it goes!