It was during this season that my spiritual life really kicked off. I was almost a year away in a foreign land- namely Kansas, in the United States. I had a wonderfully supportive romantic partner, in addition to a new circle of different, but familiar friends. My relationship with extended family in Mumbai, where I enjoyed a monsoon romance, was also on a high. No doubt, this phase, although temporary, spun out quite a number of articles out of me- of new lessons learnt, milestones achieved and thanksgiving.