What happens when you reach your goals early, achieve what you want and realize there's much, much more to life than some item on a bucket list? You feel untethered, hopeless, lost... and then, free.
When I was 19, a professor asked me what I wanted to be when I finished college. I confidently told him: the city desk editor of "The New York Times." I was a New Yorker to the core who knew exactly what she wanted and exactly what she had to do to get there.
I still haven’t made it to "The New York Times," but I have accomplished almost all of the goals I set for myself as I made that long walk across the quad four years ago.