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I guess that was my final day.

It was a bittersweet moment yesterday when I said goodbye to many coworkers that I respect and care about. We were in the trenches of fintech for the last two years and we really built some strong bonds. Hoping all the best for them.

The Kickstarter campaign continues to do pretty well and I'm excited for the final outcome! It's in the "middle of the campaign" lull, so I'm hoping to see more uptick in a week or so when it gets closer to finishing up. Been busy putting together the other parts of it and getting into the nitty gritty of financials and COGS around it. Totally forgot I needed to pick up some shipping boxes for them and game labels for the mint tins.

I have the bones of the "Back of the Box" coloring book in place. I just need to get the prototype book so I can take some photos before kicking off the promotional "notify me" campaign. Deciding to launch it in January so people aren't overwhelmed before the holidays or by my insistent posting.

Also started reading (three pages, maybe four at most -- lol) the Non-Profit Kit for Dummies book. I've always wanted to do something more in this world. It started with video game preservation, morphed to tabletop games to those in need, but it's changed some more since then. I've been floating around the idea like Second Chance Toys (link) where I can keep toys of a certain size out of landfills, get them into the hands of folks who need them, and to help connect generations through the act of play. I think this is a longer plan, so we'll see how this unfolds throughout 2023.

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