City and State: Pocomoke City, Maryland
What motivated you to get your GED? I want a job, and without an education, you can’t go anywhere.
How have your friends and family helped you? Yes, my mother, my father, my grandmother, and the rest of my family have helped me.
What problems have you faced? I’ve had a lot of problems, but with God, I’ve been making it through them.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I am a young minister. Once I finish with my ministry, then I’m going back to school.
Do you have more to your story? I’m just trying to stay focused. Continue reading
I want to better myself. I want to know that I did it–that I completed something in life. That was my main goal, but I lost sight. Now, it’s time for me to wake up and move forward.
There’s no time like the present! Don’t look back at the past; you can keep your eyes on the goal this time. Good luck!
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City and State: Marietta, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? My children. I have a seven year old little girl and two other children. One day my daughter looked at me and said, “When did you graduate from school?” I couldn’t answer her. That’s when I knew I just had to get my life back and start a career!!
How have your friends and family helped you? My family has been so supportive of my decisions. They tell me that the sky is not the limit; you can go higher. And I will! My friends, most of them have a diploma, but some want to get their GED as well!! My daughter has motivated me to go back to school too!!
What problems have you faced? My biggest problem is focusing: staying on track and not losing interest!
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to be a jounalist/reporter. I love the news. I hope to get away from the small town I have lived in all my life and move somewhere else. I want to meet new people and start over!! Continue reading
City and State: Marion, Alabama
What motivated you to get your GED? My beautiful son and daughter. I want to be able to encourage them to finish school with no regrets.
What problems have you faced? Depression gets in the way. I can lose interest very easily.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Being in law or nursing would be nice.
It’s difficult to study and stay on track when you lose interest in something. Depression and loss of interest are similar. Both of them deal with not looking at the long term benefits of something. When you’re feeling like there’s no point to studying anymore, and you’re bored with it, take some time out and think about all the things you want for your future. Think about the kind of future you want for your kids, and start making plans for them, and for yourself. You’ll redevelop that excitement, and it will be easier to study again. Good luck!
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What motivated you to get your GED? Because I want to go to college.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell me I should get it.
What problems have you faced? School was difficult, but I had help.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to be a veterinarian.
That would be great to work with animals! It’s great that you have help with school, it can be difficult for a lot of people, but keep working at it and you’ll be sure to pass! Good luck with your GED and college beyond that!
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City and State: Virginia Beach, VA
What motivated you to get your GED? The day I woke up and realized there has to be more to my life then the rut I keep myself stuck in.
How have your friends and family helped you? My ex motivated me. He showed me how much I did NOT want to be like him: broke, living at home, and without any ambition. He made me realize how depressing life can be if you choose to make nothing of it. He showed me just how much drive I have burning inside of me.
What problems have you faced? Getting caught up in the party scene at a young age caused me to get addicted to alcohol and drugs, and I dropped out of school when I was 16. Overcoming that, I later signed up for a correspondence school. I haven’t finished that though, due to the fact that I was in a life threatening car accident, which caused me to become a paraplegic. I completely forgot about school since I had to learn basic things, such as taking care of myself, all over again. So much time has passed, and I have come to realize that I need to get my GED. I don’t need to waste anymore time. I want to get into college while I’m still young. Continue reading
City and State: Webster, Texas
What motivated you to get your GED? To better my life and to increase my chances in a good career.
The GED is the first step. Study hard, and you can do it! Good luck!
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What motivated you to get your GED? I want to enroll in college. I know that without a GED, I’m not able to do anything. I can’t make real money or anything.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell me I can do it, to keep studying, to keep trying, and that there’s nothing that I can’t do. They have been really supportive–especially my mother. She keeps me motivated by telling me to keep trying and to keep moving foward until I get it. I know I can with more practice. I’m going to get my GED, and I won’t stop until I do.
What problems have you faced? I actually did graduate from high school, but I graduated out of special education. I wouldn’t say that I have mental disability, I just learn at a slightly slower pace than average, and I feel like I didn’t try my hardest. I feel like I could have done better to get into regular education, but I didn’t. So, now I’m stuck trying to get my GED. I recently took the reading part of the GED test in April, and I got a 370. I was disappointed, because I thought that I had passed it. I was a little discouraged, but I said to myself “I can’t let this keep me down. I’ve got to get up and try again.” So, that’s what I’m doing: going back to studying, so I can take the whole test in July. Then I will be able to register for college! Continue reading
City and State: Moorefield, WV
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to finish my schooling, so I can get a job and be able to have a good future for my child.
How have your friends and family helped you? My son has motivated me, because I don’t want him growing up and not finishing his education like I did.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to have a better future for my son, and a wonderful job in nursing.
Do you have more to your story? I’m 22 years old. I have a son that is 1 year and 6 months old. His daddy walked out on us. Now I’m engaged to a wonderful man, and he treats me and my son very good. Continue reading
City and State: Del Rio, Tx
What motivated you to get your GED? It will help me get a job and go to school.
How have your friends and family helped you? They just told me that I can do it.
What problems have you faced? Not being able to get a good job that I love. I’m going to take my GED and pass it, so then I can go to school.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to get my GED and go to college for business management.
You can do it! Business management is a great field to get into. Just keep your eyes on that goal and you’ll have your GED in no time!
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