There are an untold number of things I will miss about leaving behind a career in journalism. Those “things” almost all are people.
You can’t be in this business without interacting with a tremendous number of people. That’s healthy for me, because I’m naturally very introverted; I could easily be a hermit. I have to work at the interaction more than those who are inexplicably gregarious.
Those interactions, whether with the wonderful people I work with on a daily basis or the individual contacts with citizens, are endlessly fascinating.