I'm Not Moving Up

What motivated you to get your GED degree? Me, when I realized that I’m not moving up in life.

How have your friends and family helped you? Other than my mom, my family doesn’t help me. They don’t want anything to do with me because of what I used to do in the past. My ex-girlfriend used to help a lot, but now she’s not talking to me.

What problems have you faced? No problems so far. I just need to find a good website to take GED classes online and to take the GED test, so I can get a job.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? A new life. I dropped out of school in 6th grade, because I was hanging out with bad people. They smoked weed and drank, so I moved in with them because I thought it was fun. Then my ex-girlfriend (back when we were dating) told me that I should stop and think about what I’ve been doing all those years. I even had to go to court with one of the friends I was living with for not going to school all this time. Then all my friends moved away. I said I couldn’t move with them, because I couldn’t live that kind of life anymore. So, I moved in with my mom’s friend who makes me go to school every day. But, I dont see why I should go back to school. I dropped out in the 6th grade, and now I’m in the 10th grade, but I’m too far behind to finish!

Do you have more to your story? I’m hoping to pass the GED test, so I can get a good paying job. Then I can buy a truck, move out, and live on my own. I turn 18 in November. I want to meet new people and maybe find a girlfriend that treats me the way I treat her. But, I don’t know... I’m tired of getting hurt and cheated on. That’s another reason why I dropped out of school. All my ex-girlfriends just keep hurting me. All I want is to pass the GED test and to start a new life.


Cody from Virginia, GED Student


Self-Improvement | Substance Abuse