The campaign closed over an hour ago with more than 160% funding. Since then I've been writing and unwriting this post, feeling waves of relief and joy and shock, not really sure how best to express my thanks.
I wrote something on the PvP blog for the last day of the campaign that I keep saying to myself as over and over again as I type, read, delete, and repeat this process;
How do I say twenty years worth of thank yous?
There are so many people that did so many things, big and small, to get us all to here. Twenty years worth of people. I couldn't list them all if I tried. I couldn't properly thank them for the things they did to make this possible. I couldn't properly thank you for pledging and spreading the word.
It's strange because this doesn't feel like an end. It doesn't feel like this happened for twenty years and now we're done. It feels like the exact opposite. It feel like this is the beginning. Any of you that might have followed along with my woefully infrequent posting on the PvP blog know that this has been a weird year for me. The fact that this happened right as we're wrapping up the year. It feels like a fresh start after a rough patch.
I've expressed it poorly here. I'm sure I'll have a better idea when I've recovered from the shock of it all. And I know it's not enough because how do I say twenty years worth of thank yous? But thank you anyway. Thank you.