After struggling for the longest time, I finally landed a decent job. This was tough for someone like me who only has a GED. Not going to college really hurt me, and I feel like I am still paying for it. Even so, staying with a job over the long term helped me to gain experience so that I could move up the latter. It is really nice to deposit my paycheck at the bank and get a lot of $100 bills in return from the bank teller to pay all of my bills and even have a lot of fun.
Because my parents died when I was really young, I had to watch over my siblings. I was in high school at the time, and I really struggled to get to school each day, get my work turned into all my teachers, or even do well on tests. In my last year of school, my little sister got sick, and I had to stay home to take care of her. Of course, I was 18 at the time, so I was able to take care of her and my siblings, but I really wish that we would have had an older relative who could have stepped in and helped out. I have no aunts or uncles. And my grandparents died when I was really young. I ended up dropping out and getting my GED that year. It only took about 5 hours to take the test, as opposed to being away from the house and my younger brothers and sisters.
I worked as a secretary for about 5 years time. And finally, the CEO of the company took notice of me, and he asked if I would like to be his executive assistant. I then began making $40,000 per year, and this really helped me out in life and getting to afford more things.