Editor’s Note: “Senior Thesis” is a special week-long series that brings together venerable veterans in various fields with university students hoping to forge a career in the same field.
The college senior sat across from the retired anchorman. She'd brought a list of questions, but only looked at it once. She knew what to ask; she’d been thinking about it for the last four years.
“Do you feel like your career got in the way of other things?” she said.
“Oh, sure,” the anchorman said.
“I’m scared of that,” she said. “I don’t want to end up with a great career, but still have regrets of things I didn’t do.”
“Life is about choices,” he replied with reassurance, not admonition. Yes, you have to make choices, he said, so why not choose a little of everything?