T’Yanna – 19
My motivation for getting my GED came when I had my daughter at 18. Before having my daughter, I was a high school drop out and working a dead end job at McDonald’s. That’s not the future I wanted for me and my daughter, so I knew it was time to stop procrastinating and do what’s best for me and my child.
My Mom and Great-Grandmother where the ones to help me the most. My Grandmother would always tell me that she wanted me to go further in life and get my education because she didn’t have a chance to get her’s. I watched my mother struggle to raise me and my two sisters with no help. I used to tell my mother all the time that I wanted to be like her when I grow up and she would always say, “Don’t be like me T’Yanna. Be better than me.” Continue reading
Samantha from Mississippi – 19
I have a six month old daughter. My family helps me with my baby and motivates me, but I have problems with math and science. I need my GED so I can have a good future. Continue reading
The most important goal I would like to achieve in the next few years would be to become a LPN and go to work in the health care field. I plan on achieving this goal by obtaining my GED, getting into an LPN program, and studying real hard to pass the national exam.
First I must pass the GED exam. This will allow me to obtain admission to a community college or vocational school. You must have either a high school diploma or a GED to get into the LPN program. Not to mention that passing the GED will give me the confidence, self esteem, and courage I will need to complete my goal.
Second, after I have my GED and have been accepted into the LPN program, studying hard will be a must. The courses for the LPN program are intensive and include the study of anatomy, physiology, psychology, nutrition, obstetrics, pediatrics, biology, chemistry, medical equipment, and first aide. Continue reading
Patricia from Ohio – 56
I want to get my GED because I really want to work with kids. No one has motivated me, I’ve had to motivate myself.
Working with kids is a great aspiration! Keep your final goal in mind as you work toward your GED to help you prepare. Good luck!
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City and State: Manchester, NH
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I need to get a job, but I don’t have a GED. It will help me get a good job.
How have your friends and family helped you? They told me to get my GED now, so I can get a good job.
What problems have you faced? Well, I have not been in school for long time, so I have to read up on a lot of things.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? To get a good paying job. My hopes are to make money and have nice things. I want to make my life better. Continue reading
City and State: Council Bluffs, IA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Because I wanted to better my life, go to college, and get a better paying job.
How have your friends and family helped you? No, I decided to do it on my own.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Get my GED and go to college, so I can get a degree in nursing and work in a hospital.
Getting a GED on your own is a big step to take alone, but it shows that you have the determination to get things done! Keep it up, and you’ll have your GED soon!
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City and State: Laredo, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I realized when I became a mom at the age of 18 and dropped out of school three months before graduation. I told myself that it’s time for me to make a better future for my family and me.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family has helped me to make better choices. They are counting on me to get my GED, so I can become what I want to be.
What problems have you faced? I really need help with math and social studies. I just don’t know how people say history is easy. To me it’s difficult. Continue reading
City and State: Georgia
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Well actually, I haven’t received my GED or even started taking classes yet, but one day I decided that high school just wasn’t for me. I made all A’s, was in national honor society, FFA, and oasis, but yet still I wasn’t happy. High school just felt like a burden to me. Thats why I decided to get my GED. Now that I made that decision, I’m a lot happier, and I feel that a heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m so excited to start classes in June, so I can finish and go to beauty school.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well at first, no one support my decision, but I knew that only I can make myself truly happy. So, I had to make my own choice. Now my friends are so supportive of me. However the person who has supported me the most is my boyfriend. I know that he only wants to see me succeed in life, so he helps me as much as he can. Continue reading
City and State: Janesville, WI
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I want to go to school to better myself, but I can’t because I haven’t been in school since 1994. I’m scared to death that I won’t be able to remember anything. I have a fear that I won’t be able to pass the test, so I just let it go. I can’t find a good paying job. I feel like my husband looks at me like I can’t achieve anything, and I make excuses as to why I don’t want to get my diploma. It’s not that at all. I’m afraid of failing and not being good enough to pass this test. I haven’t studied in years.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family has not really helped me. They have told me I need my diploma, but they don’t push me in the right direction. When I got pregnant with my baby at 18-years-old, the same year I was to graduate, they gave up on me. Continue reading