This week has been sun, waves and Myrtle Beach. Tele-working is the name of the game, and although it feels like I’m even busier trying to juggle family and a full work load, the ocean has me in a tranquil state of peace. I have decided that it is a NECESSITY for me to finally settle down somewhere on the coast when I finish school. It is a medication free way of controlling my manic depression, and it allows me to go well above and beyond the constraints of the closed in city. Don’t get me wrong, DC is an amazing place. But the ocean fills me with a feeling of nostalgia, inner peace, and helps me bring back some of the happiness I found as a child. I don’t really miss home anymore now that I’m surrounded by the sound of the waves crashing in during the tide, and surrounded by family that loves me. There are shops everywhere, and people from many different parts of the world, almost a veritable melting pot of cultures. It has allowed me time to create a storyboard (visual flow chart) for my PCAT (Public Comment Analysis Toolkit), write my final script for the PCAT tutorial, start creating my final video, and even stay in touch with people in the office back in DC. I LOVE the ocean, and recommend its healing qualities to anyone who needs a little inner peace.