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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This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

Win her back (read all 24 entries…)
I think it's nearly time

to press the give up button on this.
I don’t want to.
But it has to be done.
It’s my birthday soon so I will wait until after that.
She owes me one after what I did for her birthday!


newvanessa is finally feeling like herself


You are giving up? Crap, does that mean I have to. I have decided to love him and leave him alone. He has a lot of demons to slay and until that is done I know he can’t make it back to me.

it is so sad. He is over there all alone sitting up in tha big house on the second floor. Doing whatever. It makes me cry to think about it. But those are his choices and I have to accept that he made them and he has to live with them.

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

You don't have to give up!

I have taken the road you have. Love them and leave them.
I just didn’t have the stamina anymore to sit there and try to persuade to someone how much I loved them. I couldn’t do anymore than I could and I havn’t much left in my engine for anymore.

Let Mike slay his demons. Yes it will take time. But it will be worth it!

newvanessa is finally feeling like herself


There isn’t much left in my engine either…

maybe a little more today than yesterday….

I hope you are okay…..

I will keep praying for you…

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

Let's keep this show on the road!

Stop off at a garage – or a gas station, as you folks say. Fill up, inflate them tyres and lets just keep on trucking! x

newvanessa is finally feeling like herself

...keep trucking...

You always give me such faith….

I haven’t given up….though it was my birthday and I didn’t hear a thing from him. I was with Keith and we picked up Brittany and we drove by Mike’s house, he was there by himself at 10 pm on a Saturday night…I am sure his thoughts were that last year on that day he was with me in a carriage in Central Park…. he made his choices now he is going to have to deal with what he has done….

newvanessa is finally feeling like herself

....That's good....


I will give it a few more months, before I give up…

Is this crazy… Are we both crazy?

This Charming Man has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.


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