City and State: Stamford, CT
What motivated you to get your GED? I want a GED so I can find a good job in the future.
How have your friends and family helped you? My sister went to school too.
What problems have you faced? I need help with math, reading, and writing.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to get a GED and have a good job.
Do you have more to your story? Right now I’m at home with my baby.
Thanks for submitting your story! It’s difficult to get started on the road to a better future, and the first steps can be the hardest, but keep working toward your goals and you can do anything! Good luck!
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City and State: Massillion, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I want to go to nursing school to be a nurse.
How have your friends and family helped you? My fiancé has encouraged me to take my GED so I can be a nurse.
What problems have you faced? I once had a drug problem. I solved my problems by getting away from all that.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to be a nurse once I graduate. My hopes are to get my daughter back.
Do you have more to your story? My goals are to get a good job, so I can take care of my daughter. My dreams for the future are getting married, and going to college to be a nurse. Continue reading
City State: Hollywood, Florida
What motivated you to get your GED? I dropped out of high school when I was young. Now that I am older and a mother, I realized that without a degree, no one can get a great job. I also want to get my GED to give my daughter a better life and to be independent for my family.
How have your friends and family helped you? All my family and friends have inspired me each and every day, and they’ve motivated me to be better in life.
What problems have you faced? I have faced a lot of different things in my life that have put me through a lot of depression. I have lost myself. I didn’t realize who I was. My daughter woke me up and told me, “Mom, you need to get out of it and do something for yourself. Go back to school, mom.”
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope that by getting my GED, I will be successful in life and have a great job. I hope I can support my family and be happy. I hope I can put a smile on my face again. Continue reading
I decided to get my GED 16 years after leaving High School. I had gone straight from school into work, which I hated and didn’t enjoy, but I thought that was all I could do since I didn’t have a diploma. One day I decided to see if I could do something about it. I started researching online and found out that I could study at passged.com and get my GED. I talked about it with my husband, who gave me so much encouragement, so I decided to go ahead. I bought my online materials through passGED and started. I started studying in April 2009 and took my exam in November 2009. It took a lot of dedication, hard work, and strength to be able to do this. I really had to focus and put all of my efforts and energies into this. Some days, I was so tired of studying that I got despondent, however I kept going and kept studying until I felt ready to do the exam. I sat my exam and I found out on the weekend that I passed, and not only did I pass, I got the highest score possible in the Language Arts–Reading exam. I was thrilled and couldn’t stop smiling. The hard work really does pay off, and if you really want something bad enough, then it can be yours!! Continue reading
City and State: Locust Grove, GA
What motivated you to get your GED? I had gone through a divorce and was left with nothing but my two kids. I realized that to keep my kids protected, and for them to have a good roll model, I had to show them that I can accomplish anything, and that we don’t need to worry about who will take care of us. Independence is the best way to go.
How have your friends and family helped you? They always stayed positive and have always supported me in everthing I have done, through the best and worst moments in my life. This year I need a lot of support, and they are right by my side. I love you guys. Thanks!
What problems have you faced? Concentrating on my school work and juggling both family and education. The only way to deal with it is to have a scheduling agenda–to keep track of how long I should study while still having time to be with my kids.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to gain independence. I want to finally go to college and have a career so I can support my kids. I want to have a better and healthier life without drama and help from others. Continue reading
City and State: Danville, Virginia
What motivated you to get your GED? I struggled a lot in school and thought I couldn’t do it any more, so I just dropped out.
How have your friends and family helped you? They want me to live a successful life.
What problems have you faced? The only problem is the Math exam.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? A job and to be successful.
The Math exam is difficult for many people. The key is to keep working your Math skills everyday. Do simple things you know you can do, even if it’s starting back at addition and subtraction. Once you feel confident with the simple things, work on the more difficult things and practice those each day. The more you practice something, the easier it becomes. Good luck!
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City and State: Charlotte, NC
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I dropped out of high school so I could work more and move out of my dad’s house. I was taking all honors classes and was a B/C student. I would have easily graduated, but I could not take living at home anymore. I want to go to college. I know I would do well, but I need to get high school out of the way.
How have your friends and family helped you? Not at all.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? College.
It takes a lot of initiative and courage to move out and live on your own. Keep your sights set on your goals though, and you’re sure to achieve them. Remember to check out financial aid for college to help you through it. School can be difficult to manage when you’re working full-time, and financial aid can help. Good luck!
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What motivated you to get your GED? I have been doing work as a back up coordinator and am in a position to become a coordinator if I have my GED. I really like what I do.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell me to go for it. That I can do it.
What problems have you faced? I have problems learning. I think I need to focus more.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Becoming a coordinator at my job and the joy of knowing I passed my GED. Continue reading