It's been a minute, but I haven't given up on my challenge! I took a detour for a little bit to focus on the AWS Solutions Architect certification, which I needed to complete by the end of the year for a work-sponsored program. I took the test on Saturday and I passed!
Now back to the challenge, which is giving me a bit of a headache trying to tie the API Gateway with Lambda, but it will probably take a bit (read: a lot) more research. I'll get there though!
Never quit and never surrender!