Life in the Linz Lane: Lessons Learned from Goodbye

(Image Credit: Kasto)

(Image Credit: Kasto)

It was only a couple of days ago; I sat on the tarmac waiting for my plane to take off, clutching desperately to a one-way ticket. I looked out the window and searched for a sign, a revelation, if you will. I needed to know I was doing the right thing. Yet desperately as I searched, I was only comforted and briefly saddened by the hazy New York City skyline and the familiar noises of a plane gearing up for flight. While the flight attendants prepared for departure, I scrolled through my text messages one last time. Just then, a message lit up across my screen. I don’t understand why you’re moving so far. Do you really need to leave? Continue reading

Life In The Linz Lane: The Spiritual Retreat (I Never Took)

(Image Credit: JenkoAtaman

(Image Credit: JenkoAtaman)

(Image Credit: JenkoAtaman

A couple of months ago, while lying in a bathtub listening to Bon Iver and drinking a glass of cheap wine, I received a phone call from a spiritual retreat “camp” in Hawaii. Continue reading