Written by Captain Mary on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

After years and years have gone by, I find myself in need of a High School Diploma. I have decided that I need an occupation that is recession proof. I am selecting the medical field-nursing to be exact. I looked at careers, and found that nursing offers me many more opportunitys to travel than any of the other career choices.
To get back to the subject of my High School Diploma. I dropped out of high school in 1973, with one half credit remaining. I faked my way through jobs and careers-not needing a diploma. The time to get a diploma was here and now I had to study to pass the G.E.D.. I studied with my tutors, for a good month, day after day. The test was in July, yet I would not receive the results for months. This week, I got my diploma, the results were in and I accomplished the impossible. Learning years of high school in a mere month.
Now, it is time for me to take my entrance exam and the nursing exam. Back to studying and cramming to get to my new goal. Things have been very rough during the recession and I have to get a second job to make ends meet. For now, I will be doing everything I can to move on to the next stage of middle life. I should be planning for retirement-but that isn't the case. Wish me luck on the next series of tests.