Learning, Therapy

Vivica Reflects On First Year

I Found Home 

 

If I could use one word to describe my experience in Nova Scotia over the past year, it would be “Home.” From the moment I arrived at the airport, I felt a sense of belonging. Despite being born and raised in the island of Jamaica, I quickly connected with Nova Scotia, even though many people complain about the weather. I learned one of the famous sayings about the weather here: “If you don’t like it, wait a few minutes” or “If you don’t like the weather out your front door, look out the back door.” The lush vegetation, hilly terrain, winding roads, and abundance of water remind me of home. The beaches, streams, lakes, and even the rainy weather at times contribute to that familiar feeling. Now, what about the dreaded cold? Well, it’s different indeed. Having experienced winters in Manitoba and Ontario, I was warned about the distinct cold in Nova Scotia. It can be bone-chilling and make you feel like you’re wearing wet clothes. However, like most things in life, it passes, and you eagerly anticipate spring, summer, and fall. The remoteness of Nova Scotia is yet another aspect I love about the province. 

 

On the occupational front, I absolutely love my job as a Counseling Therapist. It brings me great fulfillment. Working at Spectrum Therapeutic Solutions has been incredibly rewarding. I appreciate being part of a team that embraces positive work culture characteristics such as communication, collaboration, integrity, and diversity. Working at Spectrum provides me with immense job satisfaction. The company encourages positive working relationships, ongoing professional development, autonomy, and personal growth opportunities.  

 

I am eagerly looking forward to the coming year, where I will further enhance my competency in specialized areas of Trauma and Substance Use as I continue my work with Nova Scotia’s richly diverse population and their unique needs. Additionally, I am excited to explore some of the breathtaking sights and landmarks that this beautiful region has to offer. I have yet to visit Cape Breton National Park, The Cabot Trail, Annapolis Valley, and Peggys’ Cove, and I am eager to experience their natural wonders and cultural significance firsthand. 

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