Another place that shaped me was Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is my city of firsts: the first city I moved to away from any family and friends, where I experienced my first hurricane and Atlantic snowstorm, and the first time I realised that I could stand on my own. It was a tumultuous but invigorating time. I don't think I ever felt alone in Halifax, thanks to the love from back home and great cheer from the incredible people I met there.
I allude to some Atlantic seabirds in this illustration: the puffin, osprey, little auk, eider duck, double-crested cormorant, black-headed gull, and American golden plover.