I have a 50 minute commute to and from work each day. Originally I thought that wouldn't be an issue, my commute in Tokyo was about 35 minutes so +15 minutes didn't seem that big a deal. Unfortunately I didn't think about where I was commuting. Working in downtown Tokyo meant I could walk 10 minutes in any direction for instant entertainment. Food, Friends and Fun were only minutes away.

Now though I work in San Jose and live in San Francisco so it's arguably 50 minutes of commuting before I can do anything. That's quite a difference in my lifestyle that I'm not yet comfortable with.