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Student Voice: Living Faith by Alicia Cheshire

What is FAITH without awareness, confidence, trust, certainty and belief – a sense of knowingness, surety and peace?

It’s an empty shell yearning to be filled, a vessel waiting to carry you to the other side, to a brighter world where dreams are realised.

Faith is not denying reality  but facing it with certainty. Knowing that what ever you’re going through is just temporary.

Regardless of how things may appear, there’s nothing to fear.
YOU are in the drivers seat, just focus and steer.

Shift your attention from where you are to where you want to be. Feel it and see it internally.

And as you journey in that direction,  following the signs that have been purposely designed to guide you towards your destination.

There’s NO DOUBT in your mind that you’re getting closer, the road becomes clearer, the environment in line with your imagination.

You feel yourself relax as you allow things to unfold in a wonderful way.
Come what may, when you have faith, peace is here to stay.

There’s no panic or urgency, you’re enjoying the ride, taking things in your stride.

Excited by what’s to come,
Doubt and fear have been replaced by a sense of joy and fun.

So ultimately faith is about believing in YOU!

Leaving behind anything of hinderance in your rear view,
Trusting that what you focus on will eventually come true.

The timing depends on how quick you let go and let the universe carry you through!

 

I Was My Own Worst Enemy

I was just like you. I was filled with self-doubt. I was a glass half-empty rather than a glass half-full kind of person. And yet deep down I knew I was capable of so much more than I dared to let myself believe.
I enjoyed school. I did quite well, I worked relatively hard and always thought I’d go to university someday. But then life happened, as it does. It cast my plans aside and led me down a path I had never imagined I would end up on.

I’m sure you know how the story goes; wrong crowd, led astray, missed opportunities, the usual stuff. I was unemployed for a few years, trying out jobs and never really liking them, trying to go to college but never actually completing the course and just generally banging my head against a brick wall. I didn’t know how I was going to turn my life around, or how I was going to get things back on track. Then I found Fircroft.

I applied and was accepted for the Access to Higher Education Diploma. For the first time in years I felt like I had a plan, a goal, something to strive towards. The college was just what I’d been waiting for all these years. It was hope.

Fircroft is a place that changes lives. It builds you up when life has ground you down and sends you back out into the world a stronger, more confident, more knowledgeable person. Before long I started to feel like me again. But not the old me, a brand new me, me 2.0. I was confident, I had self-belief and I was raring to go. Excited to see where this new road would lead me.

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. We can talk ourselves out of doing things which we know may be challenging. We start to think about everything that could go wrong, we focus on the negatives and fail to see the wealth of possibilities that are on the horizon. Fircroft helps you to rise above, to look at yourself from a different perspective and to begin to believe in your own capabilities.

Fast forward 10 years and I’m back at Fircroft, this time as a member of staff. Working to make sure that people like me, people like us, are aware of the fantastic opportunities that the college offers.

This is my journey. It may be similar to yours, it may be completely different, but one thing that we have in common is the desire to transform our lives. I did it and you can too, start your journey today, apply for the Access to Higher Education Diploma at Fircroft College – dare to believe.

For more information on the Access to HE Diploma at Fircroft College please visit our website.

Or apply now.