What motivated you to get your GED degree? I finally realized that I need my GED because if I don’t have a GED or a high school diploma then no manager or boss would want to hire me. Another reason why I need it is because I want to go to college. No college will accept you without a high school diploma or GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well, my friends do not motivate me, but my older sister has supported me so much by telling me that I need to get a GED in order to succeed in the world. She also said I need one to get my dream career. My boyfriend has also helped me by telling me that I should go after the career that I’ve always wanted, so I decide to get my GED to do that. Continue reading
City and State: Bowling Green, KY
What motivated you to get your GED degree? My fiance and my family motivated me to get my GED. I realized I needed my GED to make something of myself and have stuff in life that I’ve always wanted.
How have your friends and family helped you? They have motivated me by helping me out with getting my GED.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to get a job and get my permit and license. I want to have stuff in life that my parents never had.
Keep your eyes on the goal, and you’ll get there for sure. It sounds like your family and fiance are great motivators! When you’re having difficulties, turn to them for help and you’ll be sure to do fine! Good luck!
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City and State: Surfside Beach, South Carolina
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I want a better life for my husband and 5 children. My dream has always been for me to become a nurse.
How have your friends and family helped you? My parents and husband have been a god sent! My step dad takes care of 2 of my children while I take day classes while my oldest 2 are in school. I take my youngest with me because I’m nursing him still. My husband makes sure all the kids are clean and in bed with everything ready for school in the morning while I work on school work. They keep my head up and help me with my work whenever they can!
What problems have you faced? Mostly leaving my children to go to my classes. I haven’t really worked since I became a mother at 16 and im now 25! Math is my weakest subject just because I have to remember all the rules. A big thing for me is self doubt. Continue reading
City and State: Huntsville, Alabama
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I couldn’t get the job I really wanted, so I decided that it was time for me to make a change.
How have your friends and family helped you? I inspired myself to do the right thing and just go for it.
What problems have you faced? Not making enough money to support my family, So I made the change.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Going to college to become a occupatonal therapist, and to be able to afford to buy my dream home.
Do you have more to your story? I also have a husband and three daughters to pull me through this. I apprecate the love and support that they give me. Continue reading
I’m 50 years old and I’m really smart and a fast leaner. I’m embarrassed to go to GED school. No one knows I have no diploma. I know people I don’t trust a living sole to share this with. I can read extremely well, my spelling is fantastic and I have an awesome vocabulary for a person in my situation. Most people think I’m college educated based on how I carry myself. The only problem I feel would hold me back or slow me down is my math. I only know basic math. Everything else I’m good at. I love science. Have you got any suggestions for a person like myself? I can contribute a lot to our world by helping people because this is one of my specialties. I feel awkward when people with degrees feel inferior of my presence. I’m a very confident individual. I also wanted to say I have accomplished and sneaked my way through educational programs and jobs. Continue reading
City and State: Fall River, MA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I need help with my learning disability. I want to make it somewhere in life.
How have your friends and family helped you? Some of my friends went to college, and some have completed all of their education.
What problems have you faced? I’ve basically needed help with everything. I have a hard time time learning.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to one day to open my own business. I want to feel set with my life, and have a really good job with good pay.
Do you have more to your story? Back then, I thought school wasn’t anything. I thought that you can always do something, like get great job without diploma, but now I know that you need an eduacation to actually get somewhere. Continue reading
City and State: Normalville, PA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have tried this several times, but as I get older, I just want finish it. I have allowed others to pull me down in life. Now I want to fly high with the birds. I know if I put my mind to it, I can and I will do this.
How have your friends and family helped you? My daughter has inspired me the most. She is the love of my life. She is attending a collage, holding a 98.4 grade average, and her strength is just so remarkable. I want so much to make her as proud of me as I am of her. Continue reading
City and State: Hayward
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I moved here from the Fiji Islands 6 years ago with my wife and two daughters. We had two more boys (one is two years old, and the other is seven months old). I have been struggling to make ends meet for the past few months. We lost our vehicle to the bank, and yes, we have been through a lot the past few months. I came to realize that I had to get my GED in order to enable me to take college courses that will help me find a better job and a better life for my beloved family. Continue reading