I Owe It to My Son
Skye from California, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? When I was 15 I got pregnant and I felt helpless like no one my age would understand the changes I was about to grow through. I felt judged and out of place and the pressure of being alone finally got to me, so I quit trying and dropped out. Four years later, here I am with a beautiful little boy about to start school, I watch how excited he is and I want to feel that way again. I owe it to my son to do the best I can at making a better and brighter future for the both of us.
How have your friends and family helped you? My son and my boyfriend are my biggest inspiration in all of this. If it weren’t for them both believing in me, I probably would have not even have made another attempt at making a future for myself as well as for the both of them. They have given me confidence I lost a long time ago. I don’t know what I would do without them in my life.
What problems have you faced? Having a baby at 16 wasn’t easy, I have to admit, but that’s not what stopped me. I hit a rough patch with my son’s father. He was very controlling and abusive. I was never allowed to leave the house or talk to anyone. He was the real reason I had to drop out. Now he is no longer in my life or my son’s life. I have been with a wonderful man for the past four years and he and my son have given me the hope I had lost, and I know with the both of them I can do anything.
What do you hope to achieve with your GED? I hope to be able to make a brighter future for my family and me, I have high hopes of becoming a RN so I can help the sick and wounded. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to help people, and by becoming a nurse I can finally fulfill that dream. I want to be able to go home at the end of my day knowing in some way I’ve made a difference in someone else’s life.