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    Posted February 28, 2014 by
    sherif4USA
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    Tell us the Good Stuff!

    Lord is my everyone

     

    I don’t know how to start writing about my life and what happened to me so far in my life, I am kid of divorce, maybe a victim of unsuccessful marriage. My parents separated when I was six or seven. It was hard time being alone away from parents and being a homeless kid!!! I was grown up with my grandmother but I have been always like a guest in their house, my childhood was full of sad moments. At the time I was in my grand mom house, my uncle and my grandfather both were addicted to drugs. I had no relation with my father´s family side, and they almost cut off me from their family. For those Child's who are victim of divorce there is always lack of something maybe happiness maybe kindness or a place that you feel is your home. When I got Undergraduate admission was best ever time in my life, I had chance to escape from that actual condition, from that time, I always tried not to come back again to my grandma house even for holidays. My grandma was really great woman, she was so kind and whatever she did for me I appreciate from bottom of my heart, if she was not there to take care of me I was not in my place where I am right now. Life is not easy for everyone. After my bachelor I went to study further for my graduate studies. I lived and worked in Tehran for two years in between I got job for several months in gas refinery in south of Iran till I got Master admission for Germany. I could not believe I make my way to come to Germany. Now five years is over since I went to Germany. I changed two universities, I was working all the time of my studies in Germany. Not easy life but for me was the heaven being far away all hardships which had in my life, it was more than four years which I didn’t go back to my country Iran. I have no encouragement no motivation to go to Iran, even no place anymore to stay there. My grand mother already moved to her small town, my grandfather and uncle were died in my undergraduate time and she was now alone. I finished my studies in Germany and one year challenging to find a job there. No success for hundreds of application. I was working in restaurant hardly to support my life expenses there. I was really tired of everything. I didn’t know why I get rejection from all companies while I had good academic performance as well as work experience. Everything just put a pressure on me. It was a night in June I was in Shirin´s room, she was good friend of mine she was talking about her family which won the USA Green Card lottery, I didn’t know the results of the winner of 2013 has already published. In night I came back home and looking for my confirmation No to see my result. I could not believe what I was seeing. I was one of the winners, I was just shocked, I read through it several times. I just kept it as secret which I won the green card, it could change my life forever. Finally after two or three months I said to some of close friends and family members. Since it was a potential green card I kept looking for job and PhD, no success no chance. A night I got hard backache after working hard in restaurant I decided to visit USA and processing my Green Card from here. I don’t know how I made that decision, without any plan I applied for a visa and after a week I went to interview. Hard time from my interview till I heard from the embassy, it was coincided with New Year and the embassy was getting closed. I was lucky in my interview and getting finally my visa for USA. I just packed my stuff just a week after my visa issuance then I moved as tourist. So far I am here with my tourist visa, this week I got my PhD admission but the still funding sucks. I am still challenging with funding and how to solve this problem, but I believe I make it and I stay here.

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