“I was so scared to get my GED because I thought I would fail just like I did with everything in life. The urge to change my life was so strong.”
Allison dropped out of high school due to her opiate addiction and went to jail when she was 9 months pregnant. Her parents bailed her out, but she decided then that she needed to make a change.
“I was so scared to get my GED because I thought I would fail just like I did with everything in life. The urge to change my life was so strong and I have a beautiful baby girl who needs me.”
One day at a narcotics anonymous meeting Allison heard someone discussing a motto they live their life by. The motto was “Just show up, all they can do is say no.” Since then she has decided to live her life by that.
“I showed up to every test and passed in a month! I did everything I was supposed to be doing. I am now 9 months clean and have a gorgeous baby and a great family. Life couldn't be better.”
While preparing for the GED, Allison enjoyed the practice tests because they were almost identical to the real test. Once she passed a practice test she took the real test a couple of days later. She studied at home and found she needed to study for math and social studies the most.
Now that Allison has earned her credential her plans are to get a business degree so she can have a role at her father’s company.