Birthdays will never be the same. Christmas will always feel incomplete. There is a gap, a missing piece in every family picture, every Holiday card, every vacation and those are when it will hit you. It will hit on the death anniversaries, on her birthdays, on the empty closet, on the graduation and when it hits, it will hit hard.

Being a 20-something in this day and age is no easy task as you are now forced into adulthood by all means necessary. Not only are all of the “fun” birthdays over, but, as most people will remind you over and over again, it’s all downhill from here. T