Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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jane You were all such a special part of my life. ♥ TY, linnea!

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It's official.

I didn’t pass the course.

I’m not graduating.

I feel so scared. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to move forward with my life. I don’t know what I’m doing.

What am I going to do? I don’t belong working in this field. I failed the class because I don’t care. I haven’t been able to get myself to do the work. I tried to pull a last-minute save, but I didn’t know how to do the assignment.

What am I going to do? I just spent 2 and a half years in grad school, hiding out … hoping some kind of answers would present themselves. I was never in this program because I wanted to be. I just didn’t know what else to do.

And now it’s over. And I’m not graduating. And I don’t have a job. And I don’t know what kind of job I might even be able to get. I don’t know what I’m doing.


jane You were all such a special part of my life. ♥ TY, linnea!

thanks, wren.

I know it seems silly, but I really appreciate your always showing up to leave a cheer or make a comment. It means a lot to me! You’re so reliably there. That’s more than one can say for many people.

Thank you for showing up and listening and responding, so consistently and continually. That’s a great quality in a friend.

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