I Want to Show My Kids to Never Give Up
Miranda from Illinois, GED Student
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 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 to get my GED so I can feel like I have accomplished something and show my kids to never give up. I hope to have my GED diploma 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 :(