Q&A with Matthew Murray

NAME: Matthew Murray

PROFESSION: Operations Manager

CHILDREN: Masai, 4

 

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE LIKE?

My typical day consists of juggling operations management and marketing of Performance Zone Sports while being as available to my son as possible. I am also studying at this time. So on evenings, I collect Masai from school then take him to his grandfather while I go to my classes. The schedule in the week is very hectic and it requires the support of the extended family.

His grandfather, Michael, plays a vital role in making it all work. On weekends, I make up for the lost time and he does a variety of activities – from tennis, book club and piano lessons.

WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS ABOUT BEING A FATHER?

The best thing about being a father is the ability to shape and guide the potential that my son has – to help him to grow and develop his skills and abilities, while always letting him know to speak up, be heard and never be afraid to be your own person. Being a father who is actively involved in my son’s life is the most important job to me. We both have a lot to learn in this journey together, and I must admit he has taught me to be more patient and responsible.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN FATHERHOOD?

My happiest moments in life were when I found out I was having a son, and the day I saw him come into this world.

WHAT IS/ARE THE MOST CHALLENGING THING(S) ABOUT BEING A FATHER?

The most challenging thing is how to instill discipline and deciding how hard or soft to be. I want to be firm yet compassionate, and make sure I am teaching him the best way to deal with conflict or differences of opinion.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD FATHER?

I don’t think there is any sure answer to this question. My only hope is that with humility and constant adaptation, I am able to adequately prepare my son for the future. But it is a constant work in progress.

 

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4 Responses to Q&A with Matthew Murray

  1. Charmaine Joseph
    Charmaine Joseph June 18, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Happy Father’s day

    Reply
  2. Pamela Bowen
    Pamela Bowen June 18, 2017 at 6:46 am

    kudos to you Matthew.

    Reply
  3. seagul June 18, 2017 at 8:41 am

    The best thing about being a father is the ability to shape and guide and to keep saying–son I love you in all I do.

    Reply
  4. Blessings Murray
    Blessings Murray June 18, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Great dad cuz enjoy your day

    Reply

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