I Want to Help Bipolar Kids
Kathie from Tennessee, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I am 42 and recently divorced. I have always worked but not for very high pay. My daughter is 22 and getting ready to go to college. It is almost Christmas, and I can barely give my kids Christmas this year because I cant afford it. I want to get my Nurse Practitioners License so I can help bipolar kids like my youngest son, and guess what? You can’t go to nursing school without a high school diploma, a high school equivalency, or a GED, and did I tell you I dropped out of school when I was 15 to take care of my newborn son?
How have your friends and family helped you? My kids have been great. They have helped me study and taught me stuff I never learned. People ask if it embarrasses me to have my kids teaching me, and I say no. It makes me soooo proud that they are so smart. My youngest son, who has ADHD and is bipolar, is an honor roll student at 15.
What problems have you faced? I am so afraid of failing that I keep putting off taking the GED practice test.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? A college degree, the ability to help my kids and their kids, and to have a comfortable retirement.