Social Media Handle/Username: CalH2001

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My names Callum Leigh houghton and I was born in Scarborough in England, but I was raised in Bradford most of my life, I’ve moved around a lot to many different places so im from everywhere to be honest 

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 I love playing football and i love playing video games! That’s ultimately my passion! Im 20 years old (but feel much older)

What Inspires You Every day? : Everyday I wake up it’s a blessing, life is way too short and everyday should be a blessed one, be thankful you woke up today, so what inspires me most is life itself, there are so many opportunities in this world you just have to go out and find them! I try to motivate myself to push myself harder and harder everyday to try live my life to the fullest.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Everyday isn’t guaranteed, make the most of what you have, and be as thankful as you can, focus on yourself and make sure your happy with the position you are in life.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal In life is to just be happy, to live a life where I have no regrets, where on my deathbed I can look back and remember all the great times I’ve experienced throughout my life, not dwell on the bad times,

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic has been really hard for me, I suffer from anxiety and depression and I was just getting to the point where I felt comfortable leaving my home and I was comfortable meeting new people, then the pandemic hit, which made me go back to my roots, straight back to how I was, the virus was really hard for me in general because my family mean the world to me, not being able to see them was heartbreaking, not being able to hug my parents and grandparents, honestly heartbreaking, I’m just glad times are slowly getting back to normal, bigger and better times are ahead!

What is a message you would like to give others? : Appreciate every moment in life, like I said, everyday is a blessing, so be thankful you woke up this morning, and treat everybody how you would want to be treated! With love and respect, end of the day we are all the same!

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I’ve had a really rough life, I was homeless at the age of 15, sleeping on friends couches here and there, and my life was just going downhill, I never had a father figure my whole life until I was 17 I met my father for the first time since I was 2, but sadly a year after I met him he passed away from a drug overdose, this hurts me to this day, the fact I didn’t even know him for so long, the fact that I won’t be able to have another conversation with him! And the fact that I won’t have that father figure ever, that’s all I ever wanted, I was so jealous of people with perfect family’s, fathers they could look up to, fathers that was there for them, but my dad had issues, and drugs was one way of coping for him, and sadly one night it took the better of him, that’s why I say don’t take every moment in life for granted, because you never know what could happen tomorrow, but from this I learned how to become a stronger person! How to better myself! And how to achieve what I want in life, you gotta work for it, you gotta be determined. Don’t let yourself slip! Believe in yourself and you will get where you need to be! 3 years on and I’ve got my own flat with my beautiful girlfriend and life is great, things change honestly for the better, so don’t give up! Keep pushing forward

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