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ENGL 1010 SA 1
5 September 2016
The most successful thing that I have achieved in my life so far is getting my GED. When I was 15 my parents and I moved up here from Florida. I had to start whole new school with different people. My sophomore year in high school, I met my high school sweet heart and next thing we knew I was pregnant. I was 17 in high school, didn’t know what the future held for me. Being pregnant and having to finish school was too stressful so I dropped out of high school and we had a baby boy. Three years passed by and I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I had to do something. I didn’t know if I wanted to go to college or get a job but I knew one thing, I had to get my GED. The first day I went to the GED program I was so lost. I felt like I wasn’t going to pass. I studied day and night until I felt like I finally had it. The next day I went to class and told my teacher I felt I was ready to take my test. She gave me the GED pretest and I passed it. So the next day I scheduled a day for me to take my test. It took about two weeks to be able to take the test, so in my spare time I studied. The day had finally come to take it and I passed the first time. I was beyond excited for myself, I felt as if I was on top of the world. Gradation came and my whole family was there to support me. Later that year, I decided after all that hard work, to get my GED, now I need to either get a job or go to college. I first applied for jobs everywhere, but with no job history it was hard to get one. I finally got an interview and got the job. I worked at Walmart for three years and felt like I needed to do more with my life, so I thought about going to college for a couple months. I didn’t know what I was going to college for but I knew I was going. One day I just started googling careers with little college. A bunch came up but one just stuck with me, an EMT. What was really lucky for me was that I worked with an EMT, therefore, I got information from her on how to become one. I looked up different colleges that had the EMT program. Jackson state was the only local college that had the program. I went to the college and asked about it. Thankfully I got in, but without having my GED in the first place I wouldn’t have been accepted. To be successful in life, you have to set goals and be willing to achieve them.