City and State: West Haven, CT
What motivated you to get your GED? I dropped out of school after repeating freshmen year for the second time. Almost all of my life, since I started school, I was transferred from school to school because my parents would always move. I tried going back for my GED several times in the past but didn’t feel like I was accomplishing anything, so I kept dropping out. I’ve had three children since then, and I feel like now is the time for me to continue my education. This time, I’ll graduate. I am a stay-at-home mom right now, but only until my 10-month-old baby turns three. I want to be able to get a really good job, and the only way is to get my GED. I do not want to settle for a minimum paying job. It just wont be enough.
How have your friends and family helped you? My children have inspired me, because if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be, or want to be, all i can be.
What problems have you faced? I have faced many problems in life. If I sat here and wrote about everything I went through, and what I had to do to get through them, I would be writing for days. What has helped me solve all of my problems is being strong and thinking smart. Always be better, ask questions, never feel you aren’t or won’t be good enough, and make smarter choices. Continue reading
City and State: Colorado Springs. CO
What motivated you to get your GED? I just feel like it is something that needs to be done. I am a stay-at-home mother. I had my first child at 17, and I never finished school. I want to be a good example to my children.
How have your friends and family helped you? My husband helps me.
What problems have you faced? I face never having time. Being a wife and a mother of two, it’s hard to find time to study. All that matters is God, and I pray that he motivates me to get this done.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? My hopes are that I pass. My goals are that I can stay motivated, so I can learn. What I will gain from getting my GED is feeling proud of myself.
Do you have more to your story? I am a mother and a wife. My oldest is seven and a half. I home-school her. My baby is two in May. I am a stay-at-home mother and love it!! I am a strong believer in Jesus Christ. He is the main focus in my life. He is the most important. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED? I realized that I’m not going anywhere in life because I dropped out of school in the 6th grade. I lived with some bad people who did drugs. Now I’m 17, I found new friends that I live with, and I just started going back to school this year. I’m in the 10th grade, and I’m to far behind to pass, so I’ll need a GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? My love and my family are always there for me 100%.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to get my GED because I want to save a lot of money in order to move to see my love, who lives three hours away. Continue reading
City and State: Staten Island, NY
What motivated you to get your GED? The type of job I wanted, and what it required.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family and friends motivated me by letting me know that the sky is the limit. Just work hard and reach for it.
What problems have you faced? I faced peer pressure, suicidal attempts, and became a mother too soon. However, I use my early motherhood as my motivation.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to get a better job, so I can further my studies in the pastry arts. My goal is to become a pastry chef, and run my own business. Continue reading
City and State: Wisconsin
What motivated you to get your GED? After being at a job for four years and not getting a raise in three, plus being a single mom of three.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? To get a better job. To be able to provide more for my children. To be able to put away money for their education.
If your employers aren’t showing you the courtesy to even explain why you’re not getting a raise, then it probably is time to start looking for a new job. Getting a GED is definitely the first step. It’s always easier to search for a new job while you still have your old one too. Good luck with your GED and your future job hunt, we know you can do it!
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City and State: Tampa, FL
What motivated you to get your GED? I need my GED to better myself for my grandchildren.
What problems have you faced? I need to find a job to help take care of my children.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? To take up a trade.
Good luck with getting your GED!
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What motivated you to get your GED? I dropped out of High School when i was 16 because I don’t handle drama very well, and that’s all my school was. I went to Job Corps but couldn’t stay focused. I’ve always had a hard time staying on task and sticking to something I start. After sitting on my butt at home and hanging out with friends for 5 months, I went running one day and realized that I’ve got to do something with myself.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family is very supportive. They all want me to do better with my life: to become somebody important. Until I Started dating my boyfriend, Miles, I just kept postponing it. He told me last night, all I do is sit at home all day wanting to talk to him. I need to do something that will better myself. At first i thought, “Wow, your kinda mean.” Then I realized, he only wants to help me.
What problems have you faced? I’ve had two suicide attempts in the last two years. I lost my Granny, and I dropped out of high school. I overcame all my problems with the help and support of my friends and family. Continue reading
City and State: Petersburg, VA
I want a lot out of life. I want to join the army and then go on to college, so that my husband and I can have better life.
The army is a great place to get started with your life. They have a lot of great educational programs, and the skills you learn in training are invaluable. Good luck!
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City and State: Wewoka, OK
What motivated you to get your GED? If I don’t get my GED, I probably won’t ever get anywhere in life.
How have your friends and family helped you? Not that I know of.
What problems have you faced? My problem is getting started with studying and keeping up with it once I have. I’ll get started one day, then get bored and never go back to it. I keep telling myself each day that I’m going to study for my GED, but I dont. Hopefully I’ll get my act together soon.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Go to college and open up my options. Also, I want to be a smarter person. Continue reading