I also love the freedom to explore the things I want to explore. It’s very different from school where you are given something to do by a teacher. The first few years of university are like that but when you move into research you get to decide what you want to do and how to do with help from a supervisor. It’s exciting but at the same time it can be overwhelming.
I also get to meet so many people in my job as a science writer who I normally wouldn’t meet just to report on science news and learn about areas of science I’ve only ever dreamed about like marine biology, atomic clocks and how to train surgeons.