City and State: Astoria, OR
What motivated you to get your GED? I’ve never been good at school. I would try my best at everything, but it seemed like I kept failing. I was a freshman twice. I started getting behind and confused. I decided that I need to do something for myself. I need a good life for myself, and later on, for my own family.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well, my parents are split up. I dont have a relationship with my dad, and my mom doesnt really help. My godparents and my boyfriend have helped me. They tell me that they believe in me everyday–that they know I will have a bright future. I thank them for being there for me and supporting me.
What problems have you faced? I have problems studying and getting myself motivated to do something with my life.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? What I hope to gain from getting my GED is a bright future. I’ve always wanted to be a psychologist. I love helping people and knowing that I’ve helped them. I want to have a great future with my boyfriend. I want to be able to help bring food to the table. I want to have a wonderful family and know that someday, when I have kids, that they will have a great life. I want to be able to help them with whatever they need. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to make more money, so I can show my kids a better life.
How have your friends and family helped you? I motivated myself.
It’s difficult to keep yourself motivated, but it sounds like you’ve got the right idea. By keeping your childrens’ future in mind, you’ll be able to accomplish more than you ever thought possible. Good luck!
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City and State: Nacogdoches, TX
What motivated you to get your GED? I realized that it was the best thing for me to do since I have been slacking off in school. I’m not lazy, it’s just that all the work can be very stressful. The alternative school I’m in is extremely stressful, because it seems like the more work I complete, the more work I still have to do. It’s like I’m not getting anywhere.
How have your friends and family helped you? Both of my friends and my cousin have helped me. At first, my mother didn’t approve of it. However, I finally got it through to her that it was best for me, because I wanted to start going to college soon.
What problems have you faced? The problem that I faced at first was talking to my teachers about my situation. I finally got the courage to tell them how I really felt about getting my GED. They agreed that it’s what’s best for me.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I really hope to pass the GED and get on with my life. Continue reading
City and State: Amsterdam, NY
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to go to college.
How have your friends and family helped you? My daughter has helped me.
What problems have you faced? I read well, but I still don’t know which is the right answer on comprehension questions.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? My goals.
Do you have more to your story? I have been out of school since 1970. I waited too long to do this. I am taking the GED test with my daughter.
Reading comprehension can be difficult. Often, there is more than one answer that makes sense. Always make sure to read the questions over carefully, then re-read the passage. Look out for words like “more” or “most” in the question. Sometimes there are more than one answer that makes sense, but one is the best. Just take your time and don’t panic, and you should do fine. Good luck!
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City and State: Brooklyn, NY
What motivated you to get your GED? My children.
How have your friends and family helped you? My husband has always wanted me to have my GED, so that I can someday have a good job.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I wish to become a teacher someday.
Good luck on your goals to become a teacher. Many of the best teachers are people who have struggled with education in the past, and can help other struggling students because of that experience. Teaching is also the best way to learn. Perhaps you can look into tutoring at local community colleges as a start.
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City and State: Texas
What motivated you to get your GED? I realized I needed my GED way back. I was just too embarrassed to go take the test. I am 27 years old, not to mention a 9th grade drop out! I’ve got big dreams ahead that I want to succeed in (and i will). Watch out for my update story is all I gotta say!
How have your friends and family helped you? Actually, I motivate myself. My girls are my inspiration. I want to be able to help them with their homework (but I do have a wonderful family).
What problems have you faced? I’ve faced sereval problems, like applying for jobs (really good paying jobs), and then I can’t get it because I have no real proof of a GED! I usually say that I’m “the problem solver,” but in this case, my problem is still unsolved. That’s why I’m working toward success in getting my GED.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? When I get my GED, first I’m going to school for something simple (phlebotomist). Then I’m going to get my money and buy a house and a ride. Later, I may go to school to become an RN. Continue reading
City and State: Jackson, MS
What motivated you to get your GED? My kids and not being able to help them with some of there homework. It’s hard to get a good job; plus I want the best for my kids, and it starts with me first.
How have your friends and family helped you? I wake up and hear my kids say that mom going back to school.
What problems have you faced? I didnt think I had time, but where there’s a will there’s a way. I have kept faith and God in my life.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I always wanted to be a nurse. It’s my dream.
You’re right, where there’s a will there’s a way. Having faith that you can finish is a big part of being able to do it. Just keep it up, and you’ll have your GED in no time!
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City and State: Canton, MS
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to start school and try to get a good paying job, so I can take care of my children.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to start school for nursing and work at UMC with the babies.
Do you have more to your story? I am 20 year-old single parent. I just want to do better, so my kids’ future can be brighter.
It sounds like your children are already very fortunate to have a mother who cares so much about them. If you keep your eyes on the goal and study every day, we’re sure you can achieve your goals. Good luck!
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City and State: Bonney Lake, WA
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I have been to six high schools in the past two years, and I’m really behind on my credits. I feel really overwhelmed with the thought of not making something out of myself in my later years. I really think getting a GED will open a lot more doors for me to support myself.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family isn’t very put together, so I can’t say they’ve done much to help. However, that’s just another reason to do something for myself so that one day, I can support my own family and make the best of what I’ve got.
What problems have you faced? Problems I’ve faced have been things like my parents financially struggling, getting evicted, and their divorce. I want so badly to not struggle the way my parents do. I know everyone has hardships, but I want to know that I did something to make my troubles a little less harsh. I think by getting my GED, I have a better shot at achieving that goal. Continue reading
City and State: Albuquerque, NM
What motivated you to get your GED? I have dreams of wanting to either do something in the criminal justice department or forensic sciences. I want to give myself a better life and get off of my disability.
How have your friends and family helped you? My friends are very supportive of me. They have seen the home study courses I have taken in the criminal justice and forensics.
What problems have you faced? I took the GED last year and passed every thing but the writing and the math. I was 20 points off in writing and 100 in math.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? To feel like I have accomplished something in my life. It will open doors for me to futher my education. I am not a person that gives up easily. There’s a word for it, but it isn’t in my vocabulary. Continue reading