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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Read 1 book a week (read all 2 entries…)
The Book of Jane

Really enjoyed this book and finished it in 3 days. It’s a fun christian chick-lit that I could totally relax with and still get some deep stuff out of it. Some favorite passages -

I am reminded that God has a wonderful plan for our lives, and even when it doesn’t make sense and it feels cruel, He’s still there. He’s weaving it all together in an elaborate and indiscernible pattern. A birth. A death. And so it goes in his time. (This was so beautifully written!)

I was measuring him for the tux before I stopped to consider whether he was the kind of man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. But then you came in and made me see that it’s not about having a warm body, a Prince Charming, who happens to be the right size for the tux. It’s about someone who smashes everything up and makes you look at it with new eyes. More like Humpty Dumpty than Prince Charming. And I think you are my Humpty Dumpty.

I guess when everything I thought I wanted was gone, I saw what it was I really needed.



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