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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Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

Be a better friend (read all 20 entries…)
Takes time

Being a good friend…a better friend…takes so much damn time, time that I do not have. Time I wish I had. I wish I had time to do lots of things! I wish I had time to sleep, eat properly, to cook, to make new friends, to socialize more, to work on homework, to do some extra credit, to explore, but I don’t have time for myself, so please….

Please tell me how I make time for friends and family? Yes, I can make time. Yes, I’m trying.

But I’m feeling so overwhelmed even for myself. I feel like I can’t even take care of myself, so how can I be there for anyone else?


I'm working on this too.

I realized with one of my best friends in particular (who is always crazy busy)... that I have to be in her schedule in some official way to see her at all. Like recently I asked for her help on a business project a month in advance. So, we ended up spending the weekend together “working” and it was awesome.

I figured out that every time I have been able to spend quality time w/ her (over 15 yrs) has been this way… we worked together, we had classes together, I tutored her in Spanish, etc.

Work it into your calendar!

Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow


Well that’s great :). It’s hard, sometimes, isn’t it? Time…so little of it!

It’s also a little different for me because most of my good friends are far away from me. Wait, all of them are far away. The ones I’m around are new friends so it takes time for a kind of bond. There’s been one or two that I kind of click with…but it’s also hard because we go to the same school so we’re all hit with the same crazy amount of art projects. It really sucks up time.

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