I hate to keep bragging about the weather here in Fort Bragg, but honestly, I’ve been here for nearly 7 years and it’s the best winter ever. I know pretty soon people are bound to start complaining that we need more rain so that we’ll have water during the dry season, and I know that’s important, but at the same time, it’s so darn hard not to just love a sunny, mild winter. I went walking on the Haul Road by the ocean this morning and the waves were gigantic! Even though January has just started, I know how it is. The year just flies by, with lots of things to do and think about. I love the feeling of the very beginning of the year, when the slate is swept clean and the world is full of possibility, and somehow it just feels like everything will be positive. At Living Light we have visioning meetings at the beginning of the year, where we think about what we want to accomplish, and how we can all pull together to make it happen. Like Mary Elizabeth said, we already have a full schedule, including a new Hot Raw Chef Sweet Valentine Video Recipe Contest. See what I mean? It’s only January, but we’re already thinking about February! Deadline to submit your videos for the contest is January 17. You could be a winner like Cristina Archilla, who will be teaching Food Styling for Photography at Living Light!