Yendy from East Orange, NJ — 30
When I look into my father eyes, I see how sad he feels to see that his only daughter has yet to make it in life. My dad is now 66 years old.
The plan I’m making to pass the GED is my secret. No one knows about it. Thanks to God, I’ve been able to have good jobs, however I know for a fact that I need to stop procrastinating and get my GED. I have potential, but as time passes I am starting to see myself in a negative way. My brain is not the same as it used to be. I am so forgetful lately, and I’m ashamed of who I’ve become. I want some peace of mind, and to be able to help humanity. It’s time to reposition myself for a better future.
I dropped out of school in the 7th grade, because I was abused by my brother to the point of having my front teeth knocked out. After that, when I went to school, the students all laughed at me. Since that day, I’ve never gone back. My dad never loved me, because I was too dark. He just doesn’t have it in him to give.
First of all, there’s no reason to be ashamed of who you’ve become! You are a person who is able to clearly see what you need to make a better life for yourself, and you’re taking action. That’s commendable! We all make good and bad choices in our lives, and those choices help to shape us and make us stronger. We should never be ashamed of those choices, but rather learn from the bad ones we’ve made and always strive to be better. You’re doing that! We applaud you, and wish you the best of luck in getting your GED!