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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charbox27 This mixture of feelings is foreign to me. It's tiring.

kiss in the pouring rain
Kisses in the Rain

It was raining once again in ever-wet, little Berea, KY. This time it was truly pouring and it had been very hot the day before so it was a warm rain. My boyfriend and I had been hanging out in the lobby of my dorm, playing Scattergories with a couple of friends, and we decided to go play in the rain together. My other friends wouldn’t do it, but he got me out there. I didn’t want to at first because I thought it would be cold out there, but as soon as I got in (haha just like a pool) the water was fine. We ran around and got soaked and then he brought me further away from the building where we would be less likely to be seen. He picked me up and spun me around and then kissed me. Then he said, “Hey, it’s like we’re in The Notebook.” It was so sweet. I couldn’t believe he said it. Then we lay down in the grass next to one another and just lay there getting soaked. It was so much fun.


Oh,so sweet :)

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