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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Jorja991 is watching the sky and wondering

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Losing someone you love

When you wake in the dark
And forget where you are
For a split second
you panic
You’re frightened, you’re scared
Then it comes flooding back
A friendly voice
Of relief
You recognise your surroundings
You go back to sleep

Losing someone you love
Is waking in the dark
And not knowing
And not feeling
Shaking in the dark
the voice is gone

Losing someone you love
Is dreams of agony
and reality of pain
Screaming voices, keys, locks
A broken heart
Kept in chains

Losing someone you love
Is dark corridors that end
In dead ends
Yet you come back
and try them again

Losing someone you love
Is smiles
And sunshine
And rain
That mean nothing to you
Because your world is grey

Losing someone you love
Is tears by a grave
Falling down
Staying down
Then walking again

Not forgetting
But learning
To live with the pain



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