I Want to Study My Native Language
Sheruk from Palestine, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? The people around me motivated me. Everyone around me was either in college, going to school, or had a good job. I never thought I would need my high school equivalency or GED diploma to have a better future. I got married at a young age and told myself I didn’t need either one of them; I will be fine in the real world. Now, I regret not finishing high school. I want to take GED online classes and study for the GED test.
How have your friends and family helped you? My friends and family have helped me, and want me to at least get my GED. They have been with me from the day I dropped out of high school. They kept telling me I would regret it one day. Of course, they were right.
What problems have you faced? I’ve faced a lot of problems. Because I don’t have my high school equivalency or GED diploma, I can’t do anything. All I do is stay home feeling dumb when I know I’m smarter than that. I know I can do something with my life. Seeing the people around me made me want to finish up high school and maybe continue with my education in the long run.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to be a stronger and wiser person. I would like to go to college and study my language (Arabic) and religon (Islam) more. I want to be able to help my kids with their homework and struggles in school. Without a high school equivalency or GED diploma, I won’t be able to help them. I would feel useless, and I want to be a SUPERMOM to them.