For those of you that do not want to live in Clinton, there are several of us that commute from the surrounding locations, such as Columbia, Greenwood and the Greenville/ Simpsonville area. I was hesitant when I began PCSP about the thought of commuting, thinking that it would take too much time away from studying, that I would have to wake up earlier, etc. While these things are technically true, I have been pleasantly surprised at what the commute has done for me. One, I have made great friends through commuting, whom I probably would not have become friends with otherwise. Secondly, our carpool is a great forum where we can bounce the new material that we have learned off of each other on the way to and from school. And lastly, we have a great final study session on the way to school on exam days- there have been many test questions that I have been able to answer simply by working through concepts with my carpool! Others I have talked to also make the most of their commute- setting aside that time for phone calls, listening to class recordings in the car, or simply taking a moment to relax and de-stress from the day. I have grown to love my drive to and from Clinton, and I know that many others feel the same way. So if living in Clinton is not in the cards for you, don’t worry- commuting has its own set of benefits too!
Written by Jenny, P2 Student