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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let go of people who are bad for me. (read all 3 entries…)
I've finished

I really think I’ve done this successfully. It was hard. My friend called around christmas to “catch up”. Everyone was like, DON’T call that bitch back. But that isn’t really me, I realized. Just like I kept giving her chances to change and truly be my friend, I felt as though I should explain myself. So I txt messaged her to say: I still cry that we aren’t best friends anymore, but if I called you, I wouldn’t even know where to start… I hope you’re doing well in life and that you have a good christmas.

I have no illusions of being best friends again, like I did before. We just have no contact and I want to keep it that way. I want people who love me and give the same as I do in my life. My boyfriend started to treat me badly and I reminded him that this is my goal. I never want to stick around someone who could act… without feeling… No more negativity. I feel like I have changed a lot without having my best friend always there with me. In a good way.

To people who are afraid of letting go of someone who is bad… Let go, it’s lonely. However, you’ll get through it. There is always a new friend in the horizon. Once you feel positive about yourself again, you’ll be able to forgive and move on. Be with someone who has your feelings at heart! It’s freeing. Don’t drown in others criticism and self hatred, be your own strength and leave those people behind you. My life has changed.


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