This Time I'll Get My GED
Jennifer from Connecticut, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? I dropped out of school after repeating freshmen year for the second time. Almost all of my life, since I started school, I was transferred from school to school because my parents would always move. I tried going back for my GED several times in the past but didn’t feel like I was accomplishing anything, so I kept dropping out. I’ve had three children since then, and I feel like now is the time for me to continue my education. This time, I’ll pass the GED test and graduate. I am a stay-at-home mom right now, but only until my 10-month-old baby turns three. I want to be able to get a really good job, and the only way is to get my GED. I do not want to settle for a minimum paying job. It just won't be enough.
How have your friends and family helped you? My children have inspired me, because if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be, or want to be, all I can be.
What problems have you faced? I have faced many problems in life. If I sat here and wrote about everything I went through, and what I had to do to get through them, I would be writing for days. What has helped me solve all of my problems is being strong and thinking smart. Always be better, ask questions, never feel you aren’t or won’t be good enough, and make smarter choices.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to gain a good career for my children, because I will be getting married soon, and I will like to be able to help bring in income to help my family. I know that we all want things, but the only way you will ever afford them is to have a good job, bring home a decent pay check, and save money. As long as you have money in the bank, you will never be broke. My goal is to find a career that I would love to do to bring me up in life: somewhere i can grow. My dream is to succeed, to prove to those that doubted me, and to become all I can.