City and State: Frederick, MD
What motivated you to get your GED? What made me realize that I needed my GED was watching everybody around me getting their high school diploma and I always wanted to go to the military.
How have your friends and family helped you? My ex-girlfriend and her family and mine have always motivated me.
What problems have you faced? It’s hard getting a job and getting teased.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? After I get my GED I plan on going into the army, but if that don’t work I want to start my own business after I go to college.
Growing up, life was tough. I hung out with the bad crew, always skipping, never listened to my teachers, called them names, threatened them, got arrested…the bad stuff. Now that I’m an adult, I realize that I was selfish and stupid and could have made bigger and better decisions than fight off my education. Now it’s all on me to finish this program and make something out of myself.
Now’s the time to get back on the right track. The army is always looking for good people… and since one of your goals is to go to college, be sure to ask about scholarships and grants from the army. Whatever career path you take, the first step is your GED. So, stick with it! You’ll go far.