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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nurslaurie09 Spring break!

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January 2010

I have been away for a while because I was in a shame spiral – couldn’t face what I wasn’t doing, couldn’t admit to myself…On one hand, I was productive in some areas such as in getting the huge paper done for class…but in other areas, I couldn’t keep the plates spinning and they broke.

But today is a new day, a new month, the start of the rest of my life as the old cliche goes. So my overarching goal for this month will be to be present, to accept where I am so I can deal with what I need to deal with and grow, and to be patient with myself and remember that these items are “goals” that I am working toward and not a set of laws to judge myself by.

If I remember “Progress, not perfection” I’ll probably be kinder to myself and therefore more successful and happier in the long run.


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