Do I feel ready to start this new chapter in my life? 100%! I’ve got a 5 year plan and I can see it now: working full-time, getting out of temporary accommodation and into my own place - not just surviving but living life.
Construction, to my mind, is the quickest and best way to achieve these goals. I’ve worked in the area before and like the opportunities it offers in terms of responsibility, career prospects, and (of course!) salary.
I haven’t been in stable housing for over 2 decades. Since becoming an adult I’ve been stuck in a cycle of addiction, made worse when my mother passed away and my long-term relationship ended.
It sounds easy but the lightbulb moment came for me when I admitted and accepted that I needed help; that these problems weren’t going away by themselves. Since then, I’ve done a lot of work on myself and will soon celebrate 18 months alcohol and drug free!
So much of my life has been about the negatives: pain, trauma, isolation, and grief. With your support and the hope it offers, I’m finally ready to embrace the positives - and I can’t wait!