Arash’s “I’m Not Who I Used To Be”

In this monologue, Arash is confronted by his friend for not living out their teenage dreams in adulthood and this is his friend response.

Arash: You stayed the same, I evolved. You never changed. The same way we were in our teens is exactly how you remained. It’s like you haven’t developed to the next chapter. I evolved. I changed. I moved to the next chapter. I have a house and work hard. I have commitments. Do you understand?  You didn’t do any of that and there’s nothing wrong with your life because it’s the way you’ve chosen to live it and that’s fine but you don’t respect my choices and who I am today. You think I’m still teenage Arash and I’m not.

I’m not who I used to be, Sherlock. You keep trying to pull me back to who I used to be and I’m not going. I’m not walking back there with you, even for a second because I like who I am now.

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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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