“Can’t you just get a solid, inexpensive used car?”
That is a common response to my choice of not replacing my vehicle with another one.
Going from driving to taking Uber is a paradigm shift…and it requires knowing how to use the clutch.
It does help me live within my means more effectively, even as I believe in the potential beyond them.
It is the only public transportation afforded the citizens of this rapidly growing city in which I live. Otherwise I would also learn to use the bus. (and for me, the bike thing without bike lanes just isn’t going to happen)
This is how I look at it:
It does require better planning (but how is that a bad thing?). It employs my resourcefulness, which is always a good muscle to strengthen. And it allows me greater opportunity to live within my means at this stage of life. And there are always great weekend rental car deals if I want to go out of town.
As my means increase so will the freedom to travel more. But I sleep better at night knowing that now I don’t have an unexpected flat tire or car repair with its hand on the door knob of my anxiety closet (maybe I can use that closet to store something different entirely!). And the drivers are some pretty interesting people to meet;)