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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Maintain healthy relationships with myself and others (read all 3 entries…)
Thanks for nothing Oprah!

Every time I think I am doing well, and I am healthy and doing the right things where myself and relationships are concerned, I tend to see an Oprah show that blows that whole healthy feeling out of the water. I happened to watch one yesterday (first one in months!) and realized, yet again, I am settling for the crumbs in life, and not the whole cake. I am not trying to say that I am not doing a good job in general, I am trying to keep pounding it into my head that there are things in this life I want, and I can have them and settling for less is silly, and probably won’t make me very happy in the long run. Over the past year, I have really started to feel like an adult, I have made very adult investments, very adult decisions, and now I am starting to learn what I want from my adult life. And I am not getting it. I also want to continue to change personally, because I think that these things I want start with my attitude, and it is not always “perfect”, for lack of a better word. So I guess I need to readjust yet again, and remember that I am worth it. And sometimes, when you change, others follow suit and things get fixed easier. Also I have to remember, I can’t force change on others, they have to find their own way, and hopefully, they will.


Wake up call?

When I see something that reminds me I could do better, be better, there’s a mixed set of emotions … “darn! I’m settling for less than I could …” and “thanks for helping me see where I need to go next.” I’m grateful for the awareness that allows me to see boths sides.

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