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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PeaceHopeLife Surprised by a brand new life.

Be Extra Kind and Gentle with Myself for 63 Days (read all 34 entries…)
Day 30, June 27th, 2008

Deep Breath. I stayed by myself all day. I found some of my precious things that were packed during my move from my daughter’s home. I put them around the room. It looks more like “I” live here now. Everything of my almost ex husband’s that was in this room is now packed. I did have a wonderful conversation on the phone with my alternative health care provider. We talked more about doing this work and being careful to watch for depression. Both he and my therapist are happy I am willing to do this deep work. Happy is not a word I’d use. Essential is the word for me. I don’t think I have a choice.



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