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Rugula's Passion

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Once upon a time…. There was a monster named Rugula Sticks. She was the favored voice actress of her film company Creature Feature Films. The most esteemed production company of the monster realm that strives for perfection in their films as well as actors. Mistakes were not accepted. Every day……. Rugula would go to work and do human voices for the movies. She would be given very detailed scripts to read because the monsters believed all humans sounded complex with their language, tones, and pronunciations. But one day…... she ran into a REAL human, Phoebe. Somehow the human found herself in the realm of monsters. Rugula knew she had to hide Phoebe, so the girl stayed in the monster’s home. Learning of Rugula’s job, Phoebe started teaching her actual Human Speech. Because of that…...Rugula started reading her lines like how she and Phoebe practiced. The monster film industry claimed that Rugula was the perfect voice actress and flawless, which lead Rugula to believe that she was. However, with this rise of fame came the rise of high expectations of perfection. Because of that…. Rugula thought that she had to be perfect all the time, even out in public; which soon caused her to have great stress and anxiety. She has now become a ticking time bomb of nerves, stress, and lost her confidence. Because of that…. Due to all the pent up stress and anxiety that is heled within her, Rugula has a big mental break down in the studio during a major piece in the recording room which lead to her being fired from her job. Her showing that kind of emotion was seen as ‘unprofessional’ and ‘imperfect’. Until finally….Phoebe helped Rugula find a way for her to see that it’s okay to make mistakes because that’s how we all learn and improve. She helps Rugula find something that helps make her calm and happy – cooking. Through a month or two, the pair have become great friends and developed Rugula’s true passion and self-confidence. Ever since that day…. Rugula is calmer and has developed her confidence again. She even started her own cooking show with Phoebe that brought her less stress, and more joy. She and Phoebe were both invited to be voice actresses from a different production company which was more relaxed yet created amazing films. The moral of the story is…..It’s ok to make mistakes because it helps us improve who we are, and helps drive us to what we are truly passionate about.

Taylor Sanchez
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