Down For The Cause

In Down For The Cause, Arash expresses his unhappiness to his boss Richard over the fact that he has no time for his own personal projects.

Arash: I didn’t know it would be twenty-four seven. You are always on. I didn’t know I’d get phone calls from you at like four in the morning, with some hot new idea you’ve just come up with.

I’m all for what you’re doing, I totally have your back and you know that, but it’s getting me sick…I’m literally, physically getting sick from how hard we’re grinding.

And you have me wearing so many hats, which I know I agreed to cause again, I’m down for the cause, but I had no idea things would get this overwhelming. Even with the team I’ve been managing to help alleviate the workflow, it’s—I’m constantly bombarded with questions and it sometimes feels like babysitting, rather than any form of solid help.

Some days I wake up and I’m already wide awake and I have this burning sensation at the side of my head, I get shortness of breath and this, this, this panic comes over me and I can’t think, I can’t move, I can’t function.

Does that make any sense for someone my age? I’m too young to feel as I do and I want this, I really want this, but you—I’m, I’m having second thoughts. Is everything I’m doing for you worth the sacrifice?

I know we’re succeeding, we’re winning, but when is enough ever going to be enough?

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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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