Once, I moved to the east coast, I thought it was a good time to start looking into my GED again. The area I use to live offered adult high school. I signed up to go back in the fall, since I ended up moving further away I found a GED night school near by. After two months of doing the night school and the online program that they offered, I realized that I couldn’t get the material and all my self doubt started coming again.
Around April, I decided that it was time to quit and possibly comeback in September. If you haven’t read my recent health blog update, you should go back and see what had transpired durning those past few months.(Okay, back to that day ) I went in to tell my teacher I was quitting, before I could say so, my teacher automatically had a test for me to do since we were a month out from the end of the school year we a had to take a test to show how much we had learn during our time.
That’s where it all began, after passing that test and showing how much I improved, my teacher told me to hop on and take my GED practice test for social studies and science. Which I did and I passed, that evening she ask for me to take the reading and language arts at home in on our online program. She said once I passed those, I could get my GED practice test for that section. ( which I did pass). Two days before I headed Washington I passed my 3rd GED practice. My teacher submitted a request for my GED vouchers to take actual test for all three.
The last few weeks of April, I knocked out my science and social studies of the official test. My goals were to take the third test and comeback in September for the final test which was math. Well, during the second to last week of school, my teacher push me to start on my math. She said I had a 75% chance of completing the math by the end of May if started now and I took the extra class they offered once school was over . Even though, I still had language arts to do, I decided to work for 3 days straight putting hours through the online program for math. I went to school the next following week, took my GED practice for math and passed. My teacher gave me the voucher on that following Thursday two days before my test on Saturday.
Well it dawned on me that, I should take it sooner, since next Saturday was booked. I know they say , don’t take a test back to back….But I did. I schedule my test for that Friday at night for math ( I almost crapped my pants once I got my score) After my test scores came and showed I passed math. I could help but cry for joy, I knew I still had one more test to go, but I still was excited that one of the toughest subjects for me was finally over. The next day I woke up ready to take on my last test. I went in with my head held high and left the same way, my nerves were all over the place wanting to know my result.
After a long hour and half, my result was in and there it was…
Not only was I happy, but I was in shocked that I finally did it. That weight lifted off my shoulders and my spirit could move freely again. I have never been so proud in myself outside of my family until now. Although it took me 6 years to get over that mental blocker, I still accomplished one of my biggest goals.
I could not thank my teacher enough for that day she pushed me to take those tests. I just recently told her my original plan to quit and she said that even though she didn’t have the slightest idea of my plan, she is happy that she pushed to me to finish those tests that day. One thing about my teacher, she is one of the good one’s that actually care about education.
To end on that note, I hope my story can be an inspiration to someone who needs it. I hope that in anything that you do you push to see it through. Life is not easy, but everything you go through is worth. I never thought I would have this moment and say I did it. The greatest reward was hearing my daughter clapping and jumping shouting my name as I walked across the stage at my graduation. I did this for myself and for her.
Part 3 coming soon!