City and State: Kissimmee, Florida
What motivated you to get your GED? I intend to obtain the Master of Wine. To get that I have to get a Hospitality Degree first. I left school at 15 unable to read or write correctly and have taught myself to a decent level. This will be the first class at this level I have attended in 41 years.
How have your friends and family helped you? They have not, just the opposite.
What problems have you faced? I solved them myself, having been homeless for 18 months of my life, the Sally (Salvation..I’m English) Army. Having experienced people dying from meths, drugs and every other ailment, I’m still going. Embarrassment with your instructors is what scares me the most as coming across as a complete idiot. You have my word when I do sign up I’ll try my best, but Lord help me!
I’ve traveled the world, worked on cruise ships, trains, Royal Air Force, major hotels throughout Europe and African continent. Visited the Arctic, Russia twice, all along the Baltic. Lived and been with many beautiful women around the world which has been a godsend to where I am now. Several of them have encouraged me to go back to school. Yes! I am privileged to have had to date such a varied life style. Married, met my wife on a cruise ship 16 years ago when doing a wine lecture. She was in the audience. Perhaps all this is best summed up as: Those that tell you the grass is greener on the other side have still yet to figure out how high the wall is. See you in October, after my English class.
Wow, your story is amazing. You’ve done incredible things in your life, and you have a clear goal in mind. You know what you want and how to get there. You’ll be able to accomplish this. Based on your writing, you’re at a good starting point for a lot of the GED tests.
Embarrassment is a big problem for GED learners. But realize that you’re in the same boat with everyone else. If you’re attending GED classes in a traditional classroom, just realize that it doesn’t matter where you’re starting. Everyone working for the GED got left behind somehow, and there’s no embarrassment in having a few educational gaps to fill in. Still, we know that just saying not to be embarrassed doesn’t help. That’s why we provide online instruction, in the privacy of your own home, at your own pace.
Whether you study with traditional classes or online education, we know you’ll be getting your GED soon. Let us know when you pass!
The GED Academy