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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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Daphne is giving herself a fresh start!

Keep in touch with family and friends (43 43 43) (read all 4 entries…)
Getting organized... and thoughts about Dad

I have realized that what I should do is to assign a day of the month to each of the relations and friends whom I want to keep in touch with. I will write a letter, send an e-mail, or make a phone call to that person on his or her day. For close friends and immediate family, I will assign days of the week. Making up a “keep in touch schedule” is the next step I need to take in order to keep up with this goal.

Also, I need to call my Dad. I have been putting off calling him for well over a month because he was nasty to me on the phone just before the holidays. He never calls me, doesn’t return e-mails, doesn’t acknowledge snail mail I send, and seems not to care about what is happening with my life, so that makes it very easy for me to go without contacting him either. I know that he is lonely though, whether or not he advertises it. I also know that I will feel bad about it if I don’t make the effort to reach out to him.

I am always afraid that I could lose my Dad at any moment. He is not young and he takes truly terrible care of himself. I have been afraid that my Dad could pass away at any time since I was a teenager—he already seemed like a frail old man back then. I would hate for it to become too late and to have missed out on chances for us to communicate.

Side note to self: I need to call my sister to see when she wants me to come out to visit. Schedules keep shifting and we need to re-plan now that I have made commitments to rehearsals and performances.


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