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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get a divorce (read all 10 entries…)

I moved out on my own today. I am so scared I can hardly even think about it. I have moments when I feel happy about it, but I feel like I have lead in my stomach most of the time. I suppose most of the time people in my situation have a hard time knowing if they are doing the right thing. I only know I am doing the scary thing.


Fancy self-knowing healthy reinventor

Good for you!

I was scared at first too. The feeling soon passes with each day.

Heidi Whitcomb is finding her groove

One day at a time

That’s what I tell myself. I like to joke that I live like an alcoholic. The lead in your stomach will get lighter with each passing month. I say month not days unfortunately. But good for you. My kids and I have been moving around, from friend’s house to parent;s house to friend’s house. I get my own house on the 15th of September and I’m nervous too. i worry that i don’t earn enough etc to support us and that I don’t have enough energy or about all kinds of little things. It’ll be ok. It’s just an unfamiliar path that will be less scary once we’re used to it. :)

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