What Is Invisible Monsters Essay

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Chuck Palahniuk has a quote in his book, Invisible Monsters, that goes “people are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future” (1999, p. 117). As somebody who temporarily let “one dramatic story” from their past possess the reigns of their future, I would love the opportunity to put that story behind me and allow myself the future I originally had planned.
After graduating high school, I had grand ideas of what my future would entail. I originally aspired to be a journalist, but knew I could not uphold all of journalistic ethics and standards, in particular, objectivity, so switched my major to public relations as there was room for bias. I was excited about my intended career path along with where I was headed in life, that was until one fateful night when it seemed my life was doomed to a cliché saying. “Everything can change in a heartbeat.” Without divulging the surrounding details, I became the victim of sexual assault. The act left me broken; a pale imitation of the girl I was before. I isolated
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I started college ten years ago with the hopes of graduating back in 2010. That dream was derailed multiple times due to my life being “more about the past than their future,” (Palahniuk, 1999, p. 117) but in the fall of 2015, I started for a third time and proved to myself that I do have the determination to continue this dream. As for my parents, they’ve helped support me each time I tried my hand at school. They are the first people I’ve called after receiving a grade on a tough exam or assignment I’ve worked hours on, they’ve let me read them papers or presentations for opinions on flow and content, and they encourage me to try my hardest, to never give up. I would love to repay their hours of support by finishing my bachelors for them
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