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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Have a baby (read all 4 entries…)
Be careful what you wish for...

I wrote this list about 4 years ago in 2005. I wanted to have a baby so bad that it became an awful emotional roller coaster. Now I have 3 babies!!! A set of twins that are 2 and a 1 year old. Probably explains why I haven’t visited this list since I first wrote it in 2005! I love my babies and feel blessed. It is crazy for me now though…everything I’ve always wanted just not so fast and not so many at once. At least we will get through the diaper phase all at once. Really though I had my twins at 30 weeks and its one of the most difficult things Ive ever had to deal with…so many doctors appointments, therapy sessions… wondering if everything is going to be okay. Not knowing how extensive the damage of being born so early for one of my sons saddens me greatly. I have this vision of dancing with my sons when they each marry and I hope it comes true. Right now one of my sons is almost 2 1/2 years old and he cant walk. Having a baby was my number one goal. I pushed God’s hand and I am paying the price.



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