My Passion is Boiling Over

What motivated you to get your GED degree? I always knew I needed one. I’ve been in and out of training to get my GED since I was 18. Now I’m 37.

How have your friends and family helped you? They kept on reminding me that I could do it.

What problems have you faced? Math has been my only obstacle.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Once I get my GED diploma, I want to get into computers. There’s this commercial about a particular school that I want to attend. I called and went on a tour of the school. I almost joined, but when they asked me about my high school diploma or my GED certificate, I had to tell them I didn’t have one. I felt so embarrassed that I walked out and didn’t look back. Now when I see that commercial, the passion in me about computers boils over, because for the first time in my whole life, I know what I want to do, but I have one huge thing holding me back. It’s not the GED. It’s myself… To be continued when I finally get my GED.


Colin from Pennsylvania, GED Student


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