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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Finding an old card

Coffee stained, probably 10 years old. It made me feel an odd mix of emotions ~ nostalgic, sad, and strangely inspired. I wish I could just pick up the phone.

I’m afraid I haven’t made it very far with the tangible things I need to do as far as this goes. The garage is still full of boxes. There’s actually still a message on my machine.

I should try to face the sorting again. It’s hard though, and so easy to keep putting off. An out of sight out of mind white elephant hiding quietly in storage. Waiting.

When a spot clears on my plate, I’ll pull one box inside.


catheath has had enough of all the doubt

You sound like you a making amazing progress through this strange forest of grief. Keep walking, the light is there…

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