Gaming has always been my favorite hobby. It started with video games in my youth, and progressed into board games and D&D in my adolescence and adulthood. My onset into adulthood was kept busy and stressful with a full time dead-end job while working through college, so few things gave me more joy than huddling around a table with friends and rolling some shiny math rocks (number of sides irrelevant). Through these late nights of nerdy gambling, I discovered a desire to open my game store with my best friend to share both our knowledge and passion about the hobby with others. After graduating college, life was much of the same, but things fell apart when the pandemic hit. I was left jobless, cut off from my friends, and had nothing but all the time in the world to think about it.
Eventually, I improved my situation by getting a job to keep me financially stable in the trying times, and then I got a job in my field of study. Both of these moments brought me the pride that comes with accomplishment, but none of the internal satisfaction or joy I was seeking. I then came to the conclusion that given the amount of personal and worldwide hardships that had been endured the past year, I decided it would was worth a shot to pursue a dream. What better dream than to open a game store with my friends, allowing other people to find the joy that we have given to each other for years?