Two words, kids go in anxious and come out just a little more noble, high school. Most people recollect high school with the same old cliché memories. There’s prom and football, but nobody recollects the kid who always goes missing. It is never expected for someone to go missing, and it happens way to commonly. It’s not rare when a missing kid goes unrecognized because sometimes, they may not be lost. Austin, he went to high school in a small town in Ohio.
Austin was one of those guys who was friends with everyone. His senior year of high school started off smoothly. He had the same girlfriend since he was a sophomore. The big “responsibilities” were over, Austin did well on his ACT, and he had already been accepted into his preferred college. He maintained his grades well and his social life even better. It was almost like parties and good times followed Austin wherever he went.
Midway through Austin’s senior year he realized something important. Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Throughout his whole life everything had been easy. In most cases everyone’s childhood is easy. Up until your 18 everything you know is school. Austin knew what was next and that’s what made the kid inside of him go missing. The real world brings responsibilities nobodies ready for and the kid they were once were never survives.
The kid inside most people always goes missing in either high school or college. It just happens to be when reality hits people. For Austin he knew his relationship with his friends and girlfriend wouldn’t stand a chance when he left for college. He knew that there was going to be a last for everything in the upcoming year and many firsts. The only way to prepare for what was ahead was to forget about what was behind. Austin left the kid behind along with things he knew weren’t going to last in the road ahead.