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.

Export My Content

kikimasu is a work in progress.

heal my heart (read all 25 entries…)
Hard but not impossible

I’ve been working diligently on this. It’s a lot of hard work. I’m trying to heal more than pain from one relationship. This relationship and its aftermath are only a small part of the tangle in my heart. If I had healed my heart before the relationship, we may have had a different, happier ending. As it is, I must deal with what is at hand.

In life we cannot control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it. That’s all I’m trying to do right now. Control my reactions, breathe, exist only one day at a time, keep my mind in the present and out of the past and dreams of the future, be kind to myself, cry when I need to, exercise, and get out in the sunshine. Hopefully time will take care of the rest.


kikimasu has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.


I want to:
43 Things Login