My two-and-a-half year old daughter asked me the other day how old she is going to be. When I told her three, she asked me if she could be one again. Since having children, many things that I previously wouldn’t have noticed make me tear up, but this one struck me as particularly poignant. No, you can’t be one again, that ship has sailed, never to be seen again. (Wahhhhh!)
It’s cool, though. Honestly, my daughters keep getting better every day: their abilities, communication, understanding of the world around them, and best of all, their unique personalities deepen as the very long days and very short years whiz by.
In so many ways Kingmakers has been a similar experience. Five years in I feel like we are just finding our footing, voice and personality. We have a miles-long list of ideas to spread our mission: using board games as a unique mechanism for bringing folks together.
And, just like with raising kids, it’s all personal but there’s no way I could do this alone. The highs are high and the lows (which can feel like the norm in the day-to-day) are low, and sometimes debilitating. It wouldn’t be worth it without our team. We have always been fortunate at Kingmakers to employ incredibly hard working, committed and consistent people – we wouldn’t be here today without them.
As I try to remind myself everyday, especially in this toddler phase: it’s a long game. Our best years are yet to come! Thank you for being a part of our growth.
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