Before: Wake up at 5:30am. Leave house just before 6. Catch train, connect to another train, connect to bus, walk 10 minutes to work, for a total of almost 90 minutes transport time. Wait in front of workplace around 20 minutes until someone arrives who can open up the office. Consider reading during wait, but decide it's too cold to take my hands out of my pockets. Spend day feeling slightly tired from earlier than is comfortable wake-up time.
After: Wake up at 6:15am. Leave house at 6:45. Spend 10 minutes scraping snow and ice off the windows, then drive to work, for a total of 50 minutes ice scraping and transport time. Arrive 10 minutes before class. Spend wait in warm car and read. Feel really energetic all day from relatively late wake-up time.
How long will it take before I'm back to driving instead of biking? Or driving instead of walking? It's somehow just like being a Californian again.