It is already the month of September. Boy, time flies. I can't believe that it's been 1.5 years since the project officially launched.
Since the printing of the book, I've been intensely focused on the logistics of shipping. And such intense focus on logistics can sometimes suck the lifeblood out of you, as you get lost in the check list of to-do and follow-ups. Now with shipping mostly done, I have my head above the water, able to think about the future of the project. (BTW, if you have yet to fill out your shipping survey, please do so by logging on to kickstarter, clicking on the "globe" icon on the top right, and clicking on "see all activities.")
As most of you know, this project was born from a simple desire. A desire to share an experience. Namely, the power of realizing empathy in its ability to transform how we experience our world. But a desire alone was not what made it possible to get this far. The desire was coupled with a platform, namely Kickstarter. But a platform would still have been insufficient, could it not have facilitated resonance. In other words, if it weren't for you, the backers, who demonstrated their trust and thereby created resonance, the project would never have gotten off the ground. So I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to you all.
Thank you all soooo much!!!
I also wanted to take this time to express special thanks to a number of backers who have been extremely generous with their time and effort to help grow the project.
Thanks to Todd Sattersten, who helped chief edit the book.
Thanks to Leslie Suzanne Fisher, who helped copy edit the book.
Thanks to Kate Hammer from KILN Innovation, who helped edit the book promo video.
Thanks to Leahmarie Gottlieb, who is helping me broaden the impact of the project through her soon-to-launch online magazine "Collide World" (More announcements to come with regards to our collaboration with Collide World, so please stay tuned!)
Thank you all once again,
May you stay beautiful,
Seung Chan Lim
Director / Project "Realizing Empathy"