For My Husband and Five Children

What motivated you to get your GED degree? I want a better life for my husband and 5 children. My dream has always been for me to become a nurse.

How have your friends and family helped you? My parents and husband have been a godsend! My stepdad takes care of 2 of my children while I take day classes while my oldest 2 are in school. I take my youngest with me because I’m nursing him still. My husband makes sure all the kids are clean and in bed with everything ready for school in the morning while I work on school work. They keep my head up and help me with my work whenever they can!

What problems have you faced? Mostly leaving my children to go to my classes. I haven’t really worked since I became a mother at 16 and im now 25! Math is my weakest subject just because I have to remember all the rules. A big thing for me is self doubt.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Well I have already enrolled in college for January. I will be taking my GED test Nov 20th which I’m so worried about! I have already started my financial aid and have been approved. I hope to become a nurse and make not only my parents, husband, and my children proud of me, but mostly to make myself proud of me! I want to have a better life for my children and show them that no matter what life hands you, you have the power to become anything you want to be! I don’t want to become another teen mother who didn’t put everything they had into making the best life for herself and her child! I want to better myself!!


Elizabeth from South Carolina, GED Student


Careers | Family | Math Anxiety | Self-Improvement