Don’t waste your life.

Name: Shauna
City and State: Dayton, Ohio

What motivated you to get your GED? I realized I needed my GED when I wanted to go to school to be a chef, and this is very much in the way! I was very lazy when I was young, but now I realize if I had done this a long time ago I could have already achieved my dreams by now, which I would to LOVE to own my pastry business and restaurant. My goal is to be someone my children can look up to in the future and for myself to know that I can do it if I am determined enough, because everyone deserves a second chance in life. Thanks for reading!

How have your friends and family helped you? My mother has always told me I have been a disappointment to her, but I am ready to change that.

What problems have you faced? I have faced being in lowwwwwwwwwwwwww paying jobs, dirtbag bosses, and long hours, which I want to change all of that. I was lost for a very long time. I did not know who I was. I started cooking more, and discovered how much I really love it.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to be someone that you can remember when you come to my restaurant.

Don’t waste your life on partying and your friends. All that happens is that you are taking away from yourself.


Thanks for sharing your story! You’ve found a goal in life, and that’s a fantastic starting point. Because you have something you love doing that will improve your life, you’ve found motivation to finally get your GED. And you can do this! Just take it one step at a time. You might find you’re more prepared already than you thought. Be sure to check with your local community colleges, adult schools, high schools, and libraries, to find out what resources there are in your community. Ohio also has a GED fee waiver program, so if you take and pass a practice test at one of the fee-waiver locations on the Ohio GED website, you can take the GED test for free. When you’re ready to pass, this is a great option. Let us know if we can help you get ready. The GED Academy prep program makes it easy to pass, by taking you through the GED one step at a time and building up the skills you need. You can definitely do this, and you can earn your dreams!

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