The Uber Life

I Uber to and from work. That’s crazy, right? It might be at first glance but, based on my situation, it might actually be the way to go.

So last year, July 4th, I moved to Miami from Boston. And it’s important to note that I lived in New York City the majority of my life prior to that. As many would know, driving is not the main source of transportation in cities such as NYC and Boston because public transportation is more reliable. Well, it’s the complete opposite here in Miami. Though Miami is a large city, you really need to have a car to get around. Unless you’re me :).

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I work on a college campus and, currently, I Uber to the campus nearest to me then take a shuttle bus from that campus to the campus I work at. Most days I’m running late so I typically have to take an Uber from my apartment directly to the campus I work at, which is costly. Because I’m at the age where I have no mortgage payments, no children, and no major personal responsibilities, taking Ubers do seem to be an issue. However, I am just itching to get a car.

I’m a very particular person so it can’t just be any car. I am hoping for a Jeep Wrangler only because I think it looks cool. It will be my first car so I’m sure I am going to get the most expensive offers out there. The last thing I want is to pay more monthly for a car than I currently pay for Uber. Before I make a decision I will need to start comparing costs and figure out how it would look like financially. Oh, adulting. Isn’t it fun?

Those who have taken Uber must admit that is where you meet the most interesting people. For me, at worst, the drivers are late. I like to brag about my 4.94 rating and it’s because I earned it, so when I get a driver who’s late or unprofessional I quickly become frustrated. But most times I meet drivers who are very chill and down to Earth. That would be the sad part about leaving the Uber life, but eventually all good things come to an end.

Okay, that’s it for now. What are you thoughts? Should I stay with Uber or get a car?

Till next time,

L.

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