Hi. I got three kids and always wanted to be a nurse from when I was a little kid. I’m a single mom, and the oldest is 6, so I’m thinkin I can go to school in a couple of years when all the kids are in school. If I get my GED now with a home study computer class, then I’ll be ready.
I quit school in the 10th grade when I got pregnant with my oldest. Wasn’t much choice. They’ve been takin up most of my time since, so now I’m thinkin I can do something I should a before, get an education.
I’m kind a scared about goin back to school. Seems like I forgot how to do it, its been so long. But I guess itll come back to me.
I think nursing would be a good job for me because I like to help people. I work in a nursing home now, but I think a hospital would be better. So that’s my story. Lannie Nordstrang.
My story’s a little different. See I don’t need to get a GED because I want to get a better paying job. I already make real good money. But I wanted to get a job where I’m home more with my family and eventhough I had all the qualifications, they said no because I didn’t have a hs diploma.
I’m 46 now and have worked hard all my life. I’ve had to go to school alot over the years to learn new skills for my work. I really don’t much care for classroom learning so I thought the computer courses might work better.
I guess it’s not always what you know that counts. Those little pieces of paper seem to count for alot sometimes.
I think it was for me just sayin I was gonna do it. I procrasted about it for a long time. Then I lost the chance for this good job because I didn’t have it. That’s finally what did it … tired of being left behind cuz I of my education.
So I just enrolled in a computer class and worked every couple a days on it. Stayed with it and retook the test 3 times but finally got it done.
Harold James, Beaumont, TX
My story is probably like a lot of people’s. I dropped out of school in the 10th grade when I thought I knew it all. Freedom seemed like a big thing at the time. Only the way it turned out was that without a education I didn’t really have much freedom at all. I couldn’t get a good job. Pay was lousy. Couldn’t even afford a car. Then I got a family and it really got hard.
I got two kids now and about a yr a go I started on my ged. I tried some classes but it was hard keeping up with them and my jobs at the same time. I finally did the study online and that was better cuz I could do when I had a chance. Well, last month I finally passed the last of the ged exams. And now I just got a new job with a cable company. Pays alot better and I’m not embarrased about not havin the diploma. That’s my story. What’s yours.