The Courage to Pursue My Dreams

What motivated me to get my GED are my 3 beautiful kids, and a strong will to become a nurse. Since I was a child I had always enjoyed helping others.

My husband and children are my motivation to continue on this fulfilling journey to accomplishing my dreams. I got my GED last March and I was top of my class.

For starters, I had never planned on ever getting my GED. I had high hopes of graduating high school and walking down the aisle in front of a huge crowd earning my diploma, while my parents and family were there to cheer me on. Well, that all changed when I got pregnant at 16 years old. I honestly thought I had met my prince charming. But now I realize how far from the truth that really was. I come from a stable family that always expected perfection from me. So when they found out their little princess was not so innocent, they cut me off quicker then I can grasp. Before you knew it, I was pretty much barefoot and pregnant with nowhere to turn to. I bounced from house to house trying keep a roof over my head. I don’t know how I did it. God must’ve loved me, because I was always protected from harm’s way. Now I have my own house, am happily married, and continuing to defy the odds. I will succeed. I have to. The way I look at it is I’ve already witnessed the storm. Now comes the sunshine sooner or later.

I already accomplished a HUGE goal. And that’s passing the GED test and getting my GED!!! The next step is to get my behind into nursing school. Once I have earned my nursing degree, then I can finally say that I MADE IT!! I have shed alot of blood, sweat and tears, but honestly if it weren’t for all the bad things that has happened in my life, I would not be the women, the mother and wife I am today.

What got me through the tough times were these two quotes and of course the man upstairs. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Another quote I love is, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”


Jazzibel from Pennsylvania, GED Student


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