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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sabryn is gonna miss this site so damn much

Have picnics in the park
Today was just...perfect

I didn’t prepare the food we ate, which I’d intended to, but there was so much going on this weekend that I ran out of time. Instead, we stopped by Quizno’s and grabbed sandwiches and drinks, then drove (again, not in the plan, but I wasn’t sure exactly where it was and figured it was more time-efficient to be lost in the car) to the local park. We ate our sandwiches at a shaded picnic table with a lake view, took a short walk, then sat on a bench by the lake and snuggled while watching the ducks and little kids do what they do. The weather was gorgeous, the park not too crowded or too empty…there’s nothing I would have changed about today.

Now that we know where the park is, we can go there any time…it’s close enough to walk to while not so close that it feels like we’re going on a picnic in the front yard, so to speak. So even though one picnic doesn’t exactly meet this goal, I have the feeling we’ll be doing this as much as weather permits.



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