I Have What It Takes

What motivated you to get your GED degree? I have been studying, and have never given up on my dream of getting my GED diploma. Every year I try again and again. I realized that I need to be motivated and finish this time as my 30th birthday is coming up. I want to accomplish this for myself and those I love and those who depend on me: my children and husband. I’ve always loved learning and have many talents. I’d like to go to college and try some of them out. I want to be a vet tech, a nurse, or get into child education. Although I’m not sure of my field, I do know I will press on and get my GED diploma this year.

How have your friends and family helped you? My husband has spent a great deal of time motivating me and telling me I can do this. He believes in me. Despite our life’s ups and downs, he has always been by my side. He understands the pressures and distractions. He focuses on helping me in anyway possible.

What problems have you faced? I dropped out of school in the eighth grade due to sickness and family issues. I had a home tutor who came to my house pro-bono, just to help me pass the ninth grade, who I’m very grateful for. I was sick for a long while. I met my husband right before all this in school and we’ve been together ever since. This last January was our 15 year anniversary. We started a family young. I’m thankful for that, but it does get busy. Just recently my husband broke his hip and lost a good paying job. He could be laid up a while, so we are both working on our futures together. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced, we still have dreams. We work towards them everyday, even if only on little things at a time, we are one step closer to accomplishment.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to feel better about myself and regain the excitement and confidence to go to college. With whatever I decide to do, I know I will be great at it. I have learned perseverance, and the hope and joy of trying to fulfill my dreams. Life is a gamble. Good decisions are not! To those who are down, just believe in yourself. You can do whatever you want. You were already made from the beginning with everything needed to succeed. Just do it!

Do you have more to your story? I'm thankful I’ve found the GED Academy. I know they will do great with helping me brush up for the GED test. Thanks!


Angela, GED Student


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