"I can't think of anything worse than going through life thinking that you did not fulfil your potential."
At a junction
Mark had already beaten addiction when he came to This Way Up.
“I came to a crossroads, No, it was not a crossroads, it was a bigger junction than that — more like a mini roundabout. When I came to This Way Up I was in a right pickle. Not mentally or physically, but in terms of what I wanted to do. I had been clean for nine years but still had issues going on.”
Seeing the picture
“Life coaching was just brilliant” says Mark.
"I can’t think of anything worse than going through life thinking that you did not fulfil your potential.
It was like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I had all the pieces of my life to put together, but I did not have the picture on the box. This Way Up was like seeing the picture, and knowing where all the bits should go.
You only live once and This Way Up gave me a leg up.”
Today, Mark’s sense of purpose is strong:
“I’m going to pursue my British Sign Language studies, which could lead to interpreting. Even when I was not well I wanted to do something of service.”