What motivated me to get my GED are my 3 beautiful kids. And the strong will to become a nurse. Since I was a child I had always enjoyed helping others.
My husband and children are my motivation to continue on this fulfilling journey to accomplishing my dreams. I got my GED march 14th 2011/ And was top of my class.
Well for starters, I had never planned on ever getting my GED. I had high hopes of graduating high school. And walking down the aisle in front of a huge crowd earning my diploma, while my parents and family were there to cheer me on. Well, that all changed when I got pregnant at 16 years old. I honestly thought I had met my prince charming. But now I realize how far from the truth that really was. I come from a rather wealthy family that always expected perfection from me. So when they found out their little princess was not so innocent. They cut me off quicker then I can grasp. Before you knew it, I was pretty much barefoot and pregnant with nowhere to turn to. I bounced from house to house trying keep a roof over my head. I don’t know how I did it. God must’ve loved me, because I was always protected from harm’s way. Now I have my own house, am happily married, and continuing to defy the odds. I will succeed. I have to. The way I look at it is I’ve already witnessed the storm. Now comes the sunshine sooner or later.
I already accomplished a HUGE goal. And that’s getting my GED!!! The next step is to get my behind into nursing school. Once I have earned my nursing degree, then I can finally say that I MADE IT!! I have shed alot of blood, sweat and tears, but honestly if it weren’t for all the bad things that has happened in my life, I would not be the women, the mother and wife I am today.
What got me through the tough times were these two quotes and of course the man upstairs. ” The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Another quote I love is, ” All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Your story is amazing! It must have been incredibly difficult to have been on your own at such a stressful time in your life. But you made it through, you have your GED, and you’re on your way. Realize that what you’ve already done in your life take so much. You’re an incredibly strong person, and an example to others. We know you’ll make a great nurse! And thanks for the story!