hey everyone missed you so so so so much.
Hope you are all fine. I can see the regular posts of @Joanne @Inga @Andrijana @Ruba and @Belena in instagram Shukur
MISSED ATB SO SO MUCH
Yes we had a strange time last week. The Internet shut down all over Iran!!! We had only internal connection well I know how strange and violent it sounds from outside and it is. It had a great finantial impact as well. We had a turmoil, due to the rises in the price of petrol. As I said before we have many problems due to sanctions. Besides there are many internal political problems .... It's a long story.
We as Iranians are used to instabilities it's a joke between us but what happened was completely out of our imagination. 10 years ago in 2009, after the controversial presidency election in Iran, the middle class started the protests. However this time the unrest started by suburbanite people. They protesters were not many but were so so violent, they didn't have much to lose. The crackdown was violent as well. I'm so sorry to describe it like this. In these occasions, social media can be very dangerous in undeveloped counties like Iran, so they blocked the connections to be able to control the unrest ....
This a short description about what happened. It's sad to believe that this could be a start. I'm sure that we have to develop the piers of democracy and respect peoples right to live as they prefer. Moving toward democracy needs time and should be a gradual movement.
Actually the main story of me was not the Internet shut down. I had a big problem at my work place It may be boring for most of you but the past month was awful for me. Now I'm much much much better. I took a couple of consulting sessions with a psychologist and it helped me a lot. I learned how to face my fears, how to improve my self-esteem and be brave. How to ignore the judgment of others and so on ....
Well 4 years ago I had to change my department and move to a new department. I was just learning how to govern the works, establish my own field of research and ... that our chief resigned and I was forced to replace him (I have to add that our ex-chief is a colleague of us now-actually my staff, he just left the chair of being the chief) It's a bout 2 years that I'm the head of our department. I tried hard to remove all the external tensions related to our department and also settle down our internal tensions. Make peace with all of my staff which are all men, older than me and are more experienced than me. Meanwhile our ex-chief tried to dictate his intentions to me. Working this way was a torture. We had an illed-relation, he helped and also manipulated me. We had a bad clash last month and I had to stand on my own feet. It was not easy to overcome the turbulence and the delirium that I was in. I had some physical problems as well stomach problems and ...
Now I'm on my path and have rehabilitated many of my suffering and the mental injuries that I've faced.
Thank you so much for tolerating my long story I've spoken so long hope it was not boring and irritating.
I'll soon be back to read your posts and enjoy ATB