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…)

My granny used to say ’ never regret the things that made you smile!’
I dont.

BUT that is why I regret to push the ‘i give up’ button!
There’s no point being someones option when you make them a priority. It’s just not fair, and in the long run, it’ll be better for us both.

The past few weeks have been really hard. I have had minimal contact with Jane. Texts. Not even spoke to her or seen her. And the messages have been cold and left me feeling really really down.
Today’s the day to hit the button.
Ive cried all the tears I can spare now and am sick of feeling worthless and unwanted. Its time to remove it off my list and out of my mind. The day I put the goal up I knew it would stare me in the face every day I logged into 43T, and maybe that is not going to help things.
Its time to dust of the cobwebs and pick myself up again.
It’s going to be hard but it’s the only option left I feel.
It’s the only things left I can do!
It’s the last thing I want to do, but giving up is the only way forward at this moment in time I think.
I tired of being sad and I want to be happy again.
If you love something, set it free.

She is set free.

But fuck it’s painful!

I could do with a hug right now :-(


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


Is the year for change!


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

And here's to you!

Thanks alot for your words.
There’s something a bit more there when a stranger says nice things, rather than someone you know. I think so anyway!
So here’s to you and here’s to a great 2009!!!

*clinks Guinness and takes a swig. :-)

A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or Other "For every step ahead, we could have just been seated"

Sorry for your angst, Charming Man.

I was rooting for you.
May 2009 be the year for positive change and happiness in your life. No-one should feel unwanted and undervalued.

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

Totally agree.

2009 is for growth, onwards and upwards.
Thank you for you words, I’m inspired to grab the world by the horns, if I can find any!
Best of luck to you for the year ahead!

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

Why thank you!

You can’t beat a good squeeze!


It is sooo painful, indeed. I’m doing the same thing right now. I hope you’ve made it through and are much better now.

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


I havn’t been on here for a very very very long time but I would never turn away any help if I thought I could. I’m doing much better in life now thank you, time, as they say, is very much a healer! How are you??? and what predicament do you find yourself in? I’d like to talk…

Hi Charming Man

Well I am trying to forget about the first person I ever loved. It hurts like hell but I have to. I have been feeling lonely and unwanted for too long…though it is probably my fault for putting myself in that situation. I came on this site and thought I should start focusing on myself, so I listed all these goals within the first two days of being here… I’d like to talk to someone too.

Glad to hear you’re happier now :)

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


What’s going on with this site?? Why can’t I message anyone anymore???

A very wise young girl said this to me today,
’’Oneday someone will walk into your life, and make you realize why it never worked with anyone else.. ’’

I’m glad you’re on here. It does help to focus and talk! Amazingly! I couldn’t have done without some wonderful people I talked to on her. step by step, helping strangers. what a gift!!!

That is good advice…

I know, I can’t find the message button. Have they taken it off? =(

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