I always wanted to get my high school diploma, but I got pregnant at sixteen and decided to drop out. When I turned eighteen, I went back with fourteen credits, but the school that I went back to told me I only had ten (even when I had the proof in writing from the last school I attended), so I was upset! I said forget it and dropped out again because I figured I’d get my GED diploma faster anyway.
It took me a while because I was in a very bad car accident. I suffered severe head trauma, my face from my nose on up, all my bones were broken, and a piece of my brain is gone. I have a titanium plate in my head to hold my brain up. I had to learn how to read and write all over again.
My family & my old teacher I stay in touch with always motivate me & reminds me that I can do it, and that I will pass the GED test, and that’s what keeps me going. Not only that, I have four children and a husband I have to take care of, and of course I want the best for our kids.
The problem is math! Everything else I’ve got covered, I just need to study a little bit more, get my reading score up and I’ve got it! I’ts just that dang math! I know I need help with the word problems definitely.
I want to get my GED so I can go to school for health care administration. Also to better my children’s life. I want them to have a better life than I did. I want to show them even though I had a hard time with learning after the car accident, I still was able to go back and get my GED, so there’s no excuse for what you can accomplish in life. If you want something in life you go get it! And you do your very best! My children are going to succeed in life, period. As a mother I refuse to let them fail.
I can’t wait to pass the GED test! It’s hard but I know I can do it! I’ve already taken the test once this year, but you can only take it three times a year. So that’s why when I go take the test again I wanna be ready, and I’m going to be. I’m almost there!
Ashley from Oregon, GED Student
Careers | Family | Math Anxiety | Obstacles | Self-Improvement