What is Your GED® Journey?
You’re already on your journey to a GED® diploma even if you’re still at the beginning, wondering how you’re going to get there. Get guidance and motivation from the GED stories of people like you, and share your own story with the GED community.
GED Student Stories
My Own Business
Pedro from Illinois
I lost my job ten months ago. Now I’m trying to get my own business by putting a daycare in my home. That is why I need my G.E.D. Diploma. I never had the opportunity to go to (Read more...)
school. When I was a kid, my childhood was working at the fields with my dad. My three sons have good jobs and earn a lot money. I thought that if they could get their high school diploma, I could too. Why not?
The problems I have faced is that it’s hard to work and attend school at the same time. It is impossible to learn anything when a person is tired. I mostly need help algebra now. I don’t get it.
I hope to be able to handle my own business in my own home. I want to run a daycare. I like to work with kids. I would like to share my knowledge with those who need to know how to write and read in Spanish.
In my spare time, I like to make music, and I often speak in rhyme.
From the GED Academy: A daycare sounds like a great plan! And it’s true that there are a lot of people out there who want to learn how to read and write in Spanish. If you’ve got three sons who have been successful, then you will certainly be too! They can help you figure out some of the stuff you might not understand on your own too, like algebra. Good luck! We know you can do it!
I Lost my Kids
Antoinette from Illinois
What motivated you to get your GED degree? When I got kicked out of my family’s house and lost my kids.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell (Read more...)
me that I need to get my things together to get my kids.
What problems have you faced? Living out on the streets and moving from place to place.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting a good job, having my own place so that I don’t have to live off of other people, and to get my kids back.
From The GED Academy: You have a very strong reason to get your GED. We know you can do it! You’re already on the right path, just keep moving and you’ll get there! Good luck!
I Hope I Can Get My GED.
Mary Jo from Illinois
I hope I can get my GED test so I can have a job, work at a spa, working with hair, and make lots of money for my family, have fun, eat out, and buy kids clothes and toys.
What (Read more...)
motivated you to get your GED? I need to get the GED test done.
How have your friends and family motivated, helped you? My mom’s helped me.
What problems have you faced? It’s hard to go to high school cuz I have 2 kids.
What do you hope to achieve with your GED? I want to work with hair, like dye hair and curl and cutting. Save money for my kids, what kids need for school.
I’m in a Dead-End Job.
William from Illinois
I noticed I’m going to be in a dead end job forever if I don’t do something, and I want to make something of my life.
My family hasn’t helped me, not in the (Read more...)
slightest. They’re the reason why I had to leave school. My problems are... not going anywhere financially and living like things will never get better unless I make them better.
Well, after I get my GED I hope I can get right back into school and accomplish my dreams.
I Want to Show My Kids to Never Give Up.
Miranda from Illinois
Well, I am a 20 year old soon to be a mother of two. I am married, soon to be divorced. I was kicked out on the streets at the age of 17 and had to live from place to place. I ended up (Read more...)
pregnant and got a place of my own with the father. Three months later I had my little girl. February the following year I got married and my husband left for the army 2 weeks after we got married. He then was off to Korea after 2 months of basic training. He left when our daughter was 10 months old. I have pretty much raised my now soon to be three year old daughter myself. So I didn’t really have the time to go back to school being a single mother at the age of 18. He came home and was very sick and ended up in the hospital. I was then taking care of our daughter and him. Now I am expecting again in Feb.
Reason for Leaving School: I left school at the end of my 10th grade year due to my mom not having enough money to pay for bills so I took on a job to help her pay those bills and no longer had the time for school. I was also going to pay for home schooling, that way I could still graduate, but then after my mom’s bills were paid she no longer wanted to take me back and forth to work so I had to quit my job. I wanted to go back to school but wasn’t allowed to return due to my mom not wanting me to go back.
Reason to Get a GED: I want my GED that way I can feel like I have accomplished something and show my kids to never give up. I hope to have my GED before my second child comes, that way I can then move on to college, where I would like to study for private investigator. This is so important for me to do. I want to make sure that I set a good example for my kids and show them that they can do anything they set their minds to.
One Thing I Need for My Dreams: One thing that would help make my dream a reality would be to have help getting my GED before I have my 2nd child. The only problem is, is that I am really low on money :(
I Don’t Have Another Choice.
Shanell from Illinois
Hi, my name is Shanell, and I was enrolled in an alternative high school called Prologue and I was supposed to graduate in 2009, but since the credit score has changed it’s going (Read more...)
to take a another year to graduate.
Reason for Leaving School: Because not being able to get to that school on time because of how far it was. I lived south and the school was all the way up north.
Reason to Get a GED: Because I feel that I don’t have another choice. I want to be a cosmetologist and a pharmacist. Open my own hair salon.
One Thing I Need for My Dreams: Graduate out of high school or get a GED go to college and graduate.
From The GED Academy: The GED Academy never recommends that current high school /students drop out, because what you learn in school is good experience for life. If you can’t complete school, don’t put off your future… college is the best goal for success!
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