I am a high school drop out, everyday goes by and I wish I could go back and re-do all of it. It had all started when I was 15 years old. I had gotten pregnant with my first child Kaylee, so i dropped out because I did not have any support or babysitter. Then I had gotten pregnant with my second child at 17. To make a long story short, I had gotten married at 18 and also had 4 daughters by the age of 20. All I would like to do is get a diploma and make a better life for my children.
I want to get my GED so that I can make a better life for my family, especially because I have my 4 daughters, my husband, my 2 brothers, and myself to support.
Kayla Williams, 21, Bellaire, Ohio
Kayla, you can definitely get your GED. Because you dropped out of school at a fairly young age, you probably need a little bit of studying to catch up. Since you have so much responsibility in your life, you need every advantage you can get…and the GED is a great advantage in today’s job market. Plus, going after your GED will set a great example for your young children.
The first step is to take a practice test…see how you would do on the GED. You might be able to pass some sections right away! That will narrow down what you need to study. Then…find a study program that works for you. Something that’s easy to fit into your life. Something that you won’t put off, or make excuses for not doing. This takes a commitment…you have to stick with it. So pick something that you can fit into your life, whether it’s classes at a local community college or an online study program. Set aside a little bit of time to study every day. Start studying the easiest subjects first. That way, you can get them out of the way before starting to focus on the more difficult ones. Pretty soon, you’ll be ready to pass all the tests.
This is do-able! Make a commitment today to get your GED, for your family and for yourself. Don’t let “I can’t” or “I don’t know how” stop you. And come back to let us know when you get your GED!