I questioned whether or not I was smart enough to complete the GED program and whether I could persevere through it.
It was so important for me to get my GED to obtain a career that I can enjoy.
My biggest motivation was my family because they worked so hard to give me a better life.
People who didn't believe in me is what motivated me. I wanted to prove to them that I could do it and that I could do more.
I didn’t want to be the only one without a diploma in my family.
I realized without an education I would not get a better job so I had to take those next steps toward getting an education.
One of the things I loved is that I was making friends while I was in school because we were all working as a group encouraging each other.
I just remember my grandma always saying how important education was, so I decided to get my GED.
My motivation was my friends in college. I knew that one day I wanted to be like them earning a degree.
It served as a foundation to show the world my strength and ambition to become who I want to be.
When I passed my GED test it was just an amazing feeling. I knew I had accomplished something I put so much work toward.
GED has meant so much so it was only fitting I continue to work in education.
The biggest motivation had to be my kids. I wanted something better for them. Having dead-end jobs was just not enough.
I had made poor decisions as a high schooler and wanted to fix the mistakes I made.
I wanted to quit so many times because I felt that I wasn't smart enough to pass.
I took a picture in my cap and gown to visualize myself succeeding and then I did.
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.
The challenge I faced while getting my GED was the language. I didn't speak English and had to learn and am still learning.
Without my teachers there's no way I could have did it. They were and still are my rock.
I started thinking positively, asking for help and believing I could actually do it.
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