City and State: New York
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Well, first I would have to say my two kids, but especially my daughter, who is 14 moths old. I want more for her—a better life—not to follow in my foot steps. I grew up spoiled, with everything handed to me. I just feel it’s time to grow up, now that I’m 27. To be more responsible, not just for my kids, but for myself. I seem to never accomplish or finish anything. I just want to make a start by completing and passing the GED test.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well, I’m very secretive. I really don’t talk to friends and family about these things. If I did, I know they would be supportive. I don’t know, it’s just me to keep everything in.
What problems have you faced? Where do I start? Well, first I had my first child at 18 (he’s 9 now). I had to deal with his deadbeat father. Second, I left home rebelliously, which put me and my son in a log of dangerous situations. I became homeless, had relationships with people for over two years, worked at a place I shouldn’t have even been, let alone worked in. I ended up in a long-lasting, abusive relationship, and so much more. However, there was an angel watching over me, because I made it through all of that alive. That’s why I know I can do this and get my GED if I put my mind to it. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I took a study at home course for my high school diploma, and when I acheived my diploma, I immediately registered for college. I was set and ready to go in my business management classes when I received a call informing me that my diploma wasn’t real. I want a degree in Business Management. That’s my motivation to get my GED. The only test I have left is math.
What problems have you faced? My biggest issue is math. I studied and things didn’t really click, so I signed up for a math class. I took the test twice, and I only missed it by thirty points.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? My dream is to become a psychologist and have my own practice. I love and enjoy people, and I love helping others with different types of issues. I’m rather good at it too. Then I’m going for my masters degree to better myself even more. Continue reading
City and State: Harrisonburg, VA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? This day and age, jobs are hard to come by. I went from place to place, filling out job application after job application and I never had any luck. I have two beautiful children living at my fathers house, and a step-daughter living in foster care. I was told by the court that I needed a job and a house in order to bring them home. So after all the job hunting I’ve been doing, I gave up and decided to achieve my GED and finish school.
How have your friends and family helped you? I have tons of friends and family give me tons of inspiration. I even did volunteer work for a local community place. The person in charge of that place really helped by opening my eyes with encouragement and telling me how creative and bright that I ‘am—that I shouldn’t be wasting my talent and creativity in a place like that. Continue reading
City and State: Fort Worth, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? When I had my son, that woke me up. I want to be able to give him what I didn’t have growing up.
How have your friends and family helped you? My cousin is my age, and she was in tha same situation. She went out and got her GED diploma.
What problems have you faced? No money and not being able to provide for my son!
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Being able to have a career instead of just a job; which is two different things!
Do you have more to your story? I grew up with no money, and I dont want to spend the rest of my life depending on other people! Continue reading
City and State: Round Lake Beach, IL
What motivated you to get your GED degree? When I got kicked out of my family’s house and lost my kids.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell me that I need to get my things together to get my kids.
What problems have you faced? Living out on the streets and moving from place to place.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting a good job, having my own place so that I don’t have to live off of other people, and to get my kids back. Continue reading
City and State: Franklin, VA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Because I want to get a good job and make money.
How have your friends and family helped you? Because people look at me and say I need to get my GED and a good job.
What problems have you faced? I have a hard time doing classwork.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? My husand is sick, and I want my GED to help him and reach my goals.
Do you have more to your story? I need help mostly in writing. Continue reading
City and State: Savannah, GA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have been trying to get my GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? Just me.
What problems have you faced? Math is a problem. I’m afraid that I won’t pass it.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to attain the goals that I’ve always wanted.
Math is a tough subject! But it’s not impossible. If you take some practice tests and find out exactly what you need to study in order to pass, it’ll feel a lot more manageable. Find some groups to help you study. Studying with someone else can always help keep your interest. Try different ways of studying, and if something isn’t working, don’t keep banging your head wondering why it’s not working. Try something else! Good luck!
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City and State: Meridian, Idaho
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I need to get my life on track. I need to show everyone that said I couldn’t do it that I can.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family kicked me out and I’m living with friends.
What problems have you faced? Money. It costs money to get my GED and i have no job.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Confidence and the ability to hold my head up high and tell the world I did it. Continue reading
City and State: Newark, NJ
What motivated you to get your GED degree? My motivation came from within me, but mainly from looking at my two kids. I want a better life for them. A life full of success and no stress.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well, my mom passed when I was twelve, so my sisters, brothers, and most importantly my grandma have become my support system.
What problems have you faced? Lack of good jobs, or just not getting one at all. I can’t further my career or goals. Without a GED, I shorten my education level.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting my GED. I would gain back hope, a career, more education. I would be making my mom proud (rest in peace), my grandma, sisters, brothers, and most importantly myself! Continue reading