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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Saxygurl19 is ready for life.

Communicate with my friends better (read all 7 entries…)
One is Silver, the Other Gold

I’m finally starting to let go of some of my old friends. I’ve realized how detrimental my relationship with them is. I’ve spent so much time with them and as the only female in the group, I’ve been the planner for the past three years. Part of me says to not “give up” but then the other part says that it’s not giving up. I’ve spent three years of my life trying to plan events for them, calling them, visiting them, and not a single one of them has done the same in return…

Now that I’ve found great college friends and the group from church is getting closer again, I don’t feel the need to them so much any more. Part of me feels bad and tells me that I should call them, but NO. I’m done. I have many other friends in the area who are making an effort to hang out with me so why not form more positive relationships which work both ways (which is what friendship is supposed to be!)? I’m aiming higher now.



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