Brandy from Toledo, OH
I was a very good student in school. I made it to the 12th grade before I dropped out. I did not want to quit going to school, but my dad got sick and was dying from cancer. I took care of him when his nurses couldn’t be there.
I want make a difference in my children’s lives. My parents watched my three children for me before while I went to my classes. I have three kids, and I really hope that by seeing their mom go through school, it will help encourage them to stay in school. Continue reading
Tracy from Newark, OH – 39
I changed my way of thinking. If you dwell in the past stay in the past. Nothing is impossible. However, it is very hard to get a decent job without a GED. I watched a documentary on The Secret, and I realized that anything is possible. We hold our own destiny.
I hope to become a social worker and let people know they can change the world with their thinking. The mind is a powerful thing. All you have to do is believe. With God, all things are possible. Start focusing on the positive, get away from the negative, and begin to see the world for what it really is: Jesus and positive thinking. Abundance, health, wealth, joy, knowledge etc. Your dreams can and will come true. 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!
The GED Academy
City and State: Cleveland, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I quit going to school because of all the moving me and my family did. Now I realize that I need to get my GED.
How have your friends and family helped you? My mother takes me to get books. She sits down and helps me if I need it.
What problems have you faced? Math! I’m still kind of bad at that.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I plan on getting my GED, then joining the Air Force when I turn 18. Continue reading
City and State: Wooster, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED degree? My son, who is about two-years-old, is about to start school. I know he will need help, and I want to be able to help my son.
How have your friends and family helped you? The only one was my dad, but he passed away in ’08, when I tried to get my GED for the first time. So, I want to do this for him and my son.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to be able to help my son with his schooling, and I want to show my dad that I did it, even though he’s not here anymore. He can still see me, and I want to better my life with a good paying job.
Your son is still very young, so don’t feel rushed. Take your time, get enrolled in a good GED prep program, and you’ll have your GED before you know it! Good luck!
The GED Academy
City and State: Columbus
What motivated you to get your GED degree? There’s no cheating in life, and I’ve realized that.
How have your friends and family helped you? My associates have encouraged me. My family made realize that I have choices.
What problems have you faced? I never really thought that education was very important, and that caused me problems.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to gain inspiration, motivation, and responsibility for my life.
It’s great you have encouragement from your associates and family! It sounds like you’re at a turning point in your life. Keep it up, and you’ll pass your GED test soon!
The GED Academy
City and State: Marietta, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? My children. I have a seven year old little girl and two other children. One day my daughter looked at me and said, “When did you graduate from school?” I couldn’t answer her. That’s when I knew I just had to get my life back and start a career!!
How have your friends and family helped you? My family has been so supportive of my decisions. They tell me that the sky is not the limit; you can go higher. And I will! My friends, most of them have a diploma, but some want to get their GED as well!! My daughter has motivated me to go back to school too!!
What problems have you faced? My biggest problem is focusing: staying on track and not losing interest!
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to be a jounalist/reporter. I love the news. I hope to get away from the small town I have lived in all my life and move somewhere else. I want to meet new people and start over!! Continue reading
City and State: Massillion, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I want to go to nursing school to be a nurse.
How have your friends and family helped you? My fiancé has encouraged me to take my GED so I can be a nurse.
What problems have you faced? I once had a drug problem. I solved my problems by getting away from all that.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to be a nurse once I graduate. My hopes are to get my daughter back.
Do you have more to your story? My goals are to get a good job, so I can take care of my daughter. My dreams for the future are getting married, and going to college to be a nurse. Continue reading
City and State: Ft. Loramie, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? I am very mature for my age because I grew up around only adults, therefore I do a lot of adult things. I am currently home schooled and hold a part-time (almost full-time) job, and I want out of school for now so that I can do nothing but work because my mother is a mom of 3 and single and I would like to help her as much as possible. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to do my school work anymore. I’m very smart if I try hard enough and I think that getting a G.E.D will help in the long run. After 18 I want to go to college to be a nurse or a vet but as for the here and now I need all the work hours I can get. I don’t have time for school. Continue reading
City and State: Dayton, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED? I realized I needed my GED when I wanted to go to school to be a chef, and this is very much in the way! I was very lazy when I was young, but now I realize if I had done this a long time ago I could have already achieved my dreams by now, which I would to LOVE to own my pastry business and restaurant. My goal is to be someone my children can look up to in the future and for myself to know that I can do it if I am determined enough, because everyone deserves a second chance in life. Thanks for reading! Continue reading