City and State: Harrisonburg, VA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? This day and age, jobs are hard to come by. I went from place to place, filling out job application after job application and I never had any luck. I have two beautiful children living at my fathers house, and a step-daughter living in foster care. I was told by the court that I needed a job and a house in order to bring them home. So after all the job hunting I’ve been doing, I gave up and decided to achieve my GED and finish school.
How have your friends and family helped you? I have tons of friends and family give me tons of inspiration. I even did volunteer work for a local community place. The person in charge of that place really helped by opening my eyes with encouragement and telling me how creative and bright that I ‘am—that I shouldn’t be wasting my talent and creativity in a place like that. Continue reading
City and State: Franklin, VA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Because I want to get a good job and make money.
How have your friends and family helped you? Because people look at me and say I need to get my GED and a good job.
What problems have you faced? I have a hard time doing classwork.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? My husand is sick, and I want my GED to help him and reach my goals.
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City and State: VA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Me, when I realized that I’m not moving up in life.
How have your friends and family helped you? Other than my mom, my family doesn’t help me. They don’t want anything to do with me because of what I used to do in the past. My ex-girlfriend used to help a lot, but now she’s not talking to me.
What problems have you faced? No problems so far. I just need to find a good website online to study and to take the GED test, so I can find a new job.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? A new life. I dropped out of school in 6th grade, because I was hanging out with bad people. They smoked weed and drank, so I moved in with them because I thought it was fun. Then my ex-girlfriend (back when we were dating) told me that I should stop and think about what I’ve been doing all those years. I even had to go to court with one of the friends I was living with for not going to school all this time. Then all my friends moved away. I said I couldn’t move with them, because I couldn’t live that kind of life anymore. So, I moved in with my mom’s friend who makes me go to school every day. But, I dont see why I should go back to school. I dropped out in the 6th grade, and now I’m in the 10th grade, but I’m too far behind to finish! Continue reading
City and State: Virginia Beach, VA
What motivated you to get your GED? The day I woke up and realized there has to be more to my life then the rut I keep myself stuck in.
How have your friends and family helped you? My ex motivated me. He showed me how much I did NOT want to be like him: broke, living at home, and without any ambition. He made me realize how depressing life can be if you choose to make nothing of it. He showed me just how much drive I have burning inside of me.
What problems have you faced? Getting caught up in the party scene at a young age caused me to get addicted to alcohol and drugs, and I dropped out of school when I was 16. Overcoming that, I later signed up for a correspondence school. I haven’t finished that though, due to the fact that I was in a life threatening car accident, which caused me to become a paraplegic. I completely forgot about school since I had to learn basic things, such as taking care of myself, all over again. So much time has passed, and I have come to realize that I need to get my GED. I don’t need to waste anymore time. I want to get into college while I’m still young. Continue reading
City and State: Petersburg, VA
I want a lot out of life. I want to join the army and then go on to college, so that my husband and I can have better life.
The army is a great place to get started with your life. They have a lot of great educational programs, and the skills you learn in training are invaluable. Good luck!
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City and State: Newport News, VA
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to join the military and serve my country.
How have your friends and family helped you? They really haven’t. I’ve motivated myself.
What problems have you faced? I am an eighth grade drop-out. Not ’cause I didnt want to go to school, but because I got thrown out. My mom never helped me to get back in.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I plan on making something out of my life.
It’s difficult when there’s little or no support from your friends or family. Making this decision on your own shows that you’re a strong person. Keep working at it and you’ll have your GED in no time. Good luck!
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City and State: Aylett, VA
What motivated you to get your GED? My family. I really want to better myself and try to become a nurse or work in the medical field.
How have your friends and family helped you? They are there for me. They tell me that they will help me any way they can.
What problems have you faced? I really need help in math and social studies.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? My goals are to become a nurse, to better myself in life, and to build a family. Continue reading
City and State: Danville, Virginia
What motivated you to get your GED? I struggled a lot in school and thought I couldn’t do it any more, so I just dropped out.
How have your friends and family helped you? They want me to live a successful life.
What problems have you faced? The only problem is the Math exam.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? A job and to be successful.
The Math exam is difficult for many people. The key is to keep working your Math skills everyday. Do simple things you know you can do, even if it’s starting back at addition and subtraction. Once you feel confident with the simple things, work on the more difficult things and practice those each day. The more you practice something, the easier it becomes. Good luck!
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City and State: Newport News VA
What motivated you to get your GED? All of my trouble started in school, and if I ever want to get any education and start my career. I know that if I put my mind on it I can do it. I’m not sure that high school is for me, and I have come to an understanding that I want to get my GED and go straight into college for sports management. Continue reading
City and State: Alexandria, Va
What motivated you to get your GED? I need to get a GED diploma and I want to do more study. Some job are requiring a GED diploma. Continue reading