What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have been studying, and have never given up on my dream of getting the GED. Every year I try again and again. I realized that I need to be motivated and finish this time as my 30th birthday is coming up. I want to accomplish this for myself and those I love and those who depend on me: my children and husband. I’ve always loved learning and have many talents. I’d like to go to college and try some of them out. I want to be a vet tech, a nurse, or get into child education. Although I’m not sure of my field, I do know I will press on and get my GED this year.
How have your friends and family helped you? My husband has spent a great deal of time motivating me and telling me I can do this. He believes in me. Despite our life’s ups and downs, he has always been by my side. He understands the pressures and distractions. He focuses on helping me in anyway possible.
What problems have you faced? I dropped out of school in the eighth grade due to sickness and family issues. I had a home tutor who came to my house pro-bono, just to help me pass the ninth grade, who I’m very grateful for. I was sick for a long while. I met my husband right before all this in school and we’ve been together ever since. This last January was our 15 year anniversary. We started a family young. I’m thankful for that, but it does get busy. Just recently my husband broke his hip and lost a good paying job. He could be laid up a while, so we are both working on our futures together. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced, we still have dreams. We work towards them everyday, even if only on little things at a time, we are one step closer to accomplishment. Continue reading
City and State: Montgomery, AL
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I want more out of life than what is just handed to me. Also, my family and kids are a big plus.
How have your friends and family helped you? Yes, I get a lot of help. You know what they say, “you have to want to help yourself before anyone will or can help you.”
What problems have you faced? I’m not good at math, but with some studying and hopefully something extra, I pray I’ll overcome my problems.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? A better life.
Do you have more to your story? I just want everybody out there to keep their heads up and shoot for the stars.
It sounds like you have a lot of help and support. Like you say, once you start trying to help yourself, only then can you find help outside of yourself. Your friends and family can’t carry you through, but if you keep studying and working hard, their help and advice will mean more and more. Keep trying, and you’ll make it. Good luck!
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City and State: Baltimore, MD
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have been through a lot, and I need a new start. I have three kids that need to learn from a responsible adult. I feel like if I set a good example for them now, they will complete school with no problem.
How have your friends and family helped you? The always tell me I can do it. I just need the opportunity. Recently, I moved to a place that’s unlike where I’m from. I know I will become successful here.
What problems have you faced? I have problems with math, but I’m doing okay. As I study more, it is no longer a problem, so I feel I will do fine. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? To go to college. I was a slower child, and now that I’m an adult, I need to get it done so I can go to college. I have to pass two subjects: reading and writing.
How have your friends and family helped you? That help me when they can.
What problems have you faced? I need help in social studies, sceince and math.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? A dream come true and admission to college.
The hardest part is getting started. Find a good, quiet place to study, and get help if you feel like you need it. Good luck!
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City and State: Greenville, SC
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I realize that it’s important to have an education. My family moved a lot because off my father’s jobs. We moved a lot, and that affected my years in school. So I was forced to get a GED by court order. Now I’m hoping that this might work, so I can be a very successful person.
How have your friends and family helped you? My mother supports me by telling me not to give up and to try my best.
What problems have you faced? I am hoping to get a job any time now. I will face everyone that has made me feel bad about myself just to put me down. I believe everyone can do it no matter what.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Right now, I’m not sure about what I would like to become, but my goals are to go to college and get a degree. Continue reading
City and State: New York
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I am motivated to get my GED because I want a better future for myself and future children. I don’t want to struggle like my parents did. I want to be content in life.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family and long term boyfriend have encouraged me to get my GED since I dropped out. My boyfriend bought me a GED book and told me to study it everyday for atleast 20 minutes. My mother helps me study and supports me.
What problems have you faced? I have a problem with failure. I never think I’m good enough or smart enough to pass the GED exam. Though I get told I’m a smart girl, I can’t seem to believe it considering I dropped out of school.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? After I get my GED I hope to become a Kindergarten teacher. I love children. It is my dream to work with them, and it always has been. Continue reading
City and State: Canton, MI
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Well, I’m tired of my life. I’m a father of three kids, and I think that I need to do something better for myself and my family and our future. I realized that I needed the tools to get a GED, so I can motivated my kids.
How have your friends and family helped you? They give me courage and strength. Especially my fiance. She told me to grow up and be a father, to be responsible.
What problems have you faced? Financial Issues. I need to find my dream job. I was working in a factory for five years, but it seemed like a dead end. So, I decided to do something diffrent this year. I really dont know if I can afford to pay for classes. I’m a stay at home parent, and I’m willing to try everything I can to succeed. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I am divorced, have 2 teen boys, and I barely make ends meet with the money I make being a hairstylist. I’ve gone out looking for a job where I can make more than minimum wage, but it requires a degree or a high school diploma . I decided that if I am going to make it, I have to get my diploma.
How have your friends and family helped you? Both my friends and family support me 100% . My brother is always telling me not to talk about it, just go out and do it.
What problems have you faced? I am 42 years old and not getting any younger. With the change in our economy, it has definitely made an impact on my finances. I need a change of career, but without a GED I can’t get the education or job I want . Continue reading