Last week I started bike commuting.
The good news it that it takes me the same time to commute as public transit, so I'm not losing any time.
The bad news it that it's taking me an hour longer to start work. I'm a mess. I make wrong turns. I forget which bag my badge is in. I'm a clown, carrying too much stuff and trying to figure out how to juggle it all.
But the good news is that it will soon be second nature. Soon it will just be my routine and won't have to think about it. Soon I'll get back my time and have a new skill.