It's Hard to Focus
Nadia from New York, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED? I decided to work on getting my GED because I’m home schooled, and I want to work on getting ahead in life. In regular schools there is always so much drama, it made it hard for me to concentrate on what really need my attention So, I have decided to study and try to get my GED to move ahead with what I would like to accomplish in life. I don’t want to be the dumb person people use to know, or went to school with. I want to show everyone that anyone can achieve their dreams no matter how high or far away they are. I was in a car accident and had a traumatic brain injury, which left me with a problem concentrating. Focusing is a problem for me. I get headaches easily, and sometimes it takes a while for me to comprehend things. This is why I have decided to get my GED, because I have realized that just because I have some minor problems with schooling doesn’t mean I cant accomplish what i want to!
How have your friends and family helped you? My family and friend have been very supportive of my decision to get my GED. My best friend wasn’t doing so good in school, and he just quit trying. He stopped going to school, and when he realized what he was doing to his life, he decided to turn things around and try harder. After my friend started doing better and showing effort, I supported him (and I still do). When my friend made those choices in his life, it inspired me and so I decided to try harder to. He and my family support me 100%.
What problems have you faced? I was hit by a minivan when I was twelve and had a traumatic brain injury. Now I find it hard to focus and hard to understand certain things. I have trouble in Math (thats my worst subject.) i don’t understand it very well at all, and it makes me angry at myself because I know that I use to get it better than I do now.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope that my GED diploma will help me move forward with my life. I do want to go to college and begin to move up and study for what I want to be. I’d like to be an animal police officer when I get through with everything.