Jimmy’s has put me up on five or six occasions, and it’s almost a home from home. We have got the support to get us back on our feet, time to think and warm up. I’m here at the moment and hope in about six to seven weeks to be ready to go into one of the pods [independent accommodation] they’re building. They’ve put my name forward for that, which is going to be helpful toward my addictions and give me time to think more about where I’m going. I’ve recently stopped drinking for quite a long time, and I don’t really miss it.
There’s quite a few opportunities. A home can be where I find some direction and see what doors are open to me. But obviously, I will take it a little at a time because I’m still an addict. That will have its limitations.
How can I do it? I hope to get involved with the allotments that they’ve got and do some gardening. I’m really into insects and creepy crawlies. I’m really into gardening and wildlife. I studied insects quite a bit as child in the garden with Mum and Dad. I’m definitely a supporter of Greenpeace. I’d like maybe to do some field studies, checking out how creatures are doing, where the species is diminishing, seeing if we can help them recover. They’re doing quite a few things in the city at the minute, building insect lodges and letting areas grow wild, stuff like that, educating us and coming generations.
I hope for good health, somewhere safe to stay, and just doing what I can to possibly help others as I’ve been helped. The world’s your oyster. There’s just so many things you can do.