All kids have dreams of what they’ll be when they grow up and I had a dream too!
When I was a child, I was a little shy, a little introvert, very sensitive and emotional girl. Most of my time I spent reading books, asking questions, talking to my doll, which was a little plastic mouse and telling him my complaints and worries, writing stories or poems, creating or painting new things,…
In the time of the 70´s, it was the time of super heros like Batman, Superman, Superwoman, Spiderman, Ironman,… All those heros inspired me and tickeld my fantasy to write a story at the age of 7 about myself and my little mouse, being superheros too and saviours of the world. A world changer…
My peacefull life turned into a very serious life after the iranian revolution. I had to visit a regular school. It was boring! Most of the time I was doodling for myself , dreaming, flying in my fantasy and thinking about a solution to change this painful situation. I promised to myself to open a center, when I grow up and kept this in my heart for a long time.
I tried to shut my mouth to tell anybody that I went to a school for gifted kids, I tried to be normal like other kids, I tried to hide my differentness…but I could not really do that. Whatever I started, showed my potential and talent at some time.
Being gifted can hurt, I said to my mother once but she always believed and encouraged me. It meant a lot to me.
Year after year, I tried to collect experiences, to change myself and become stronger, a surviver to fulfill my dream, to open a center for kids like me, for gifted kids…
On Nov. first 2008 it was the right time on right place…It was time and I was soooo happy that I did not give up.
I finally founded a center and today is the celebration of the 4th birthday.
My advice to all gifted kids around the world is to follow your dreams and never give up. Do not let other people punish you, hurt you or change your mind. Be proud of your talent, be proud of being you. The world needs you my shining stars!