I Thought I Could Never Pass
Melissa from Texas, GED Academy graduate
What motivated you to get your GED? After working in a restaurant for so many years, I finally realized that this is not the career I wanted. I wanted to get a job as a successful business woman. As I got older, I got wiser about what kind of life style I wanted. Fast food was not in my future. It took me 11 years to finally get the courage to get my GED certificate. I just had faith in myself that I can do it and studied hard. I also joined a GED program. If I would have not found passged I don’t think I would have done it.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family have always said I can do it. But, I guess I just never gave myself enough credit. I used to say I have been out of school too long to go back and graduate. But I always had my family there to tell me it’s never too late. They never gave up on me even when I gave up on myself.
What problems have you faced? Math and Social Studies have always been my worst subjects. I could never understand them. So, I thought for sure there was no way I would ever pass my GED test. After studying on passged.com I found out that there’s nothing to it, just understanding how to do critical thinking. My highest score on my GED were these two subjects.
What do you hope to achieve with your GED? Getting my GED has given me a sense of dignity and self confidence. I am already starting to attend college to get my degree in Business Management.