I Made a Promise

The thing that motivated me to get my GED is that I’m 18-years-old with a 9-month-old child. I dropped out, and have another baby due in November. I’m a single mom and its very hard. My mom has helped me very much. I lost my best friend when I was 14. He died of cancer. It was very hard. The last thing he told me was to do what made me happy and do what was best for me and the ones I loved. I promised him I would get my GED certificate, because he knew I disliked school very much.

I have been in a very abusive relationship. I solved it by realizing that I deserved more than that. So did my 9-month-old son and my child on the way. I struggle everyday, being a single mom at such a young age. I would love to go to college and be a preschool teacher. I love kids and love watching them learn new things. When my son grows up, and when I lecture him to finish school, I don’t want him to be able to respond, “but Mom, you didn’t.”

It’s very tough being a young, single mom, but it’s even more important now to get your GED certificate. You can pass your GED test for sure. Find a GED practice test to see where your strengths lie and where you might need more studying. As for me, I'm on my way to becoming a preschool teacher and achieving my dreams.


Jessi from Iowa, GED Student


Abuse and Bullying | Obstacles | Returning Student | Single Parent | Careers