I’m sat here thinking that I’ve had a really good couple of weeks.  I have taken on a bit more responsibility and it feels good! It’s funny, just 3 years ago, I was using drugs and drinking to the point it was dangerous and completely disruptive and my behaviour was unacceptable.  Luckily, I wasn’t sent to prison.  I got myself together, engaging with Harbour and then going on to doing a construction course with Shekinah learning how to plaster, do a bit of bricklaying and a variety of decorating. I gained my CSCS card, asbestos certificate and won Learner of the Year 2015.  I then carried on to become self-employed, going on site fitting kitchens and bathrooms, getting to travel all around Cornwall and up to North Devon, learning new skills and being taught new things and becoming more confident within myself.

 I went to my first Shekinah promotion event last night and it was fantastic. I flew the flag for Shekinah. Loved it! Can’t wait for the next one!

I read my up-to-date case study yesterday, which is my journey from where I was to where I am now.  I nearly cried with happiness.  I was reading this case study and the fact is, that I was reading about myself, yes me! I did it! I made the effort, I did the 12 step programme, Shekinah basically saved my life, they gave me hope! Gave me several doors to open! They have given me nothing but quality time and all the support in the world.  I love my job, I really do. I’m doing what Shekinah did for me. I’m part of such an amazing team! Being a tutor is more than just teaching, it’s taking time out to help with anything; always having 5 minutes to listen.

I just want to thank everyone who’s helped me along the way. I am blessed to have all this. I now have a decent job with Shekinah, a joint business, a decent place to live and an amazing partner.