There’s a blue sky above with mottled clouds drifting overhead as I sit in the backyard of a Brooklyn brownstone. We’re here for a week before hopping on the QM2 to cross the Atlantic. It’s been a life dream that I have been actively working towards for about 7 to 8 years – to spend a year away from the noise of life to experience and explore other parts of the world. My partner in all this is my husband, professional sculptor Michael Binkley. Michael has been through a creative dip lately and his motivation for the intermission year is to get Back to Epiphany (more on his journey in another post).