Arash’s Badge Monologue

In the dramatic monologue Badge, ARASH talks about why he quit the Down Town Santa Monica ambassedor job he had.

Arash:  It changes you. I was on for one year before I realized I was a completely different person.  I became distant.  I abandoned my family, the my friends I grew up with.  I became an down town Santa Monica Ambassedor 24-7.  That’s no way to live.  I felt this pressure building up in my chest every single day.  Getting worse and worse and then one day I couldn’t breathe.  I fell down to one knee and I couldn’t catch my breath for the life of me.  I panicked.  My girl rushed me into emergency.

It was a freaking panic attack.  That’s when it all hit me in the face.  I asked myself if the job doesn’t kill me in the street, I’m gonna kill me from stress.  So, either way I was headed for a breakdown and I couldn’t allow it.  I just couldn’t do it no more…

The day I turned in my badge, was such a great day.  I walked out of the building feeling like a new person.  I felt like the future was ahead of me once again.  I took up my hobby as my profession.  Now, I have my own home based business and I couldn’t be happier.  My friends and family are back in my life full swing and I’m forever grateful I made the decision.

This is what living is all about!

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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