I want to be a site manager so that I can go back to being independent and responsible! It is so satisfying when you can tell people about your goals and you can say that you achieved something with your life.
I became homeless seven years ago when my marriage broke down and I lost my kids. I was sick and struggling with depression. Homelessness makes people feel lost in every aspect of their lives. It makes you depressed and it makes you lose confidence, family and friends. When I was homeless, I met a gentleman in the hostel I was staying at and he said to me, "don't ever give up on life". Since then, I started asking for help and I have been getting positive results. I now know not to give up no matter what because it will make me a stronger and better person.
I have always been interested in construction, especially working on buildings, roads and sewage systems. I love working on things that make day to day living easier for people. As a trained site engineer with years of experience on a construction site, I know that this training will give me the safety qualifications I need to progress into a site manager role.
Self improvement and progress is important to me, so I hope that I will not just be a site manager in the future, but also be studying towards a career progression, solving housing problems and meeting new people!