Matthew Roach

When I grow up I want to be…

Whilst out for a Sunday walk with my son, he comes out with: When I grow up I want to be a teacher. Now he is only 5 and I imagine he will change his mind within the next 20 years… heck he will probably change his mind this year, or even within the month.

After he mentioned this to me, I tried to remember my earliest memory of what I wanted to be when I grew up. While I can not remember the earliest, I do remember a few of the jobs I considered.

First I wanted to be a mechanic, just like my dad. Then I wanted to be a professional rugby player because I played for a local team and then a professional cyclist as I was actually pretty good in my teenage years. It was around this time I got involved with the internet and making websites and also took an interest in photography too.

Turns out that I was correct for two of them, having worked for three years as a rally technician. I have been making websites for over ten years and employed as a web developer for the last three and a half years.

I am looking forward to seeing how my little boy grows up and how he change his mind. I am really looking forward to seeing what he we will be when he grows up. I hope I have some influence upon his decision but I want him to decided for himself and I will 100% support his choice.