I Had To Pack My Bags & Leave!

An Unexpected Trip Home

Grace Bianco


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On Wednesday morning, I had just barely opened my eyes when I noticed my phone had some notifications. My husband had tried to call me a few minutes prior.

He never calls me. So, I quickly called him back.

He had to leave the next morning for Alabama. Something at another plant had broken, and he had to go down there to help fix it for the next week.

I knew immediately that I would just go back home to SC. We live in TN if you didn’t know.

This was a very sudden change of plans, and I had to quickly start thinking of everything I would need to pack and get done in one day.

When I am overwhelmed, it makes me freeze up, but I didn’t have time for that.

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Before 9am on Thursday morning, I was on the road home.

I somehow managed to get things done and get packed up to leave the next morning.

When I had called my mom to let her know, she told me she was going to Georgia for one night with my brother and sister-in-law to visit my grandfather. I was…



Grace Bianco

I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, & everything in between.