This Is What It’s Like When A Tragedy Strikes In Your Hometown On Your Birthday While You’re Out Of Town, Away From Your Family

Alison Parker and Adam Ward

When I woke, I knew something did not feel quite right.

For my past nineteen birthdays, I have woken from sleep with a feeling of contentment, as if turning a new year was a great accomplishment for me. Every birthday has been like my own personal New Year’s Day, a day for the celebration of my own life.

But this year was different. My life’s new year began with tragedy. And it started with a single feeling of discontentment and a thought of Something is not right.

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