Of all the additional expenses I imagined I might have in retirement, here’s one I underestimated.
Fortunately, on the one hand, it’s a relatively low cost item. And totally discretionary.
On the other hand, the cumulative cost of how many of these I’m wearing out could “break” me. (Hopefully, not really!)
Now that I can begin to immerse myself in social media, (prior employment constraints no longer constraining me), I am wearing out the batteries in my wireless mouse as fast, it seems me, as I can replace them.
Using my laptop for matters other than research and lessons for students—using it for “me” (and hopefully for you!)—for (re)discovering my writer’s voice: that is a luxury worth any cost.
And in some ways, it’s not a discretionary expense at all.
For better or for worse, it’s a luxury and necessity I’ve waited my entire work life to pursue more freely and more fully!
What about you? Do you find yourself doing something old in a new way or to a new extent in retirement?