My friends all seemed to know exactly what they wanted to do when they left school… I didn’t have a clue. So I went travelling for a while – getting a bit of ‘life experience’. Sometimes I can’t believe that I’m now settled, with a husband and talking about adopting a child! It’s been quite a journey. And it all started when I realised how important change and variety were for me. I think I’d have soon become bored in an organisation where you do the same job for years. But here you get the chance to move into a variety of very different jobs over time, without having to look for a new employer. That’s why I joined GCHQ.