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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Keelan Rosa accidentally-self-inflicted carving wounds: 4

Learn lucid dreaming
Look, Mum, I Can Fly!

I’ve mostly given up on this, for now, as i have too many other little projects taking up all my mental energy. But! I nonetheless managed to have a wee bit of lucidity last night/this morning. And it was totally awesome and very much confirmed this is something i want to be able to do on a regular basis.

…actually, it was kind of lame, as far as lucid dreams go. Basically i realised i was dreaming and mildly freaked out: ‘Wait. This is weird. Like not-quite-possible weird. Am i dreaming? Whoah, yeah, i’m dreaming. Okay. Okay! Whoah. Don’t panic. Panic means i wake up. Um. Um. Um. Okay. But i can’t just keep doing what i’m doing ‘cause then i’ll forget i’m dreaming. Um. Okay. Do something… dreamy. Something dreamy, something dreamy… okay… let’s try flyiOHMYGOD!’
Aaaand of course i (almost) immediately lost all sense of sight (i kept vision long enough to see my bike, which i’d been riding a moment previous, explode. w00t.) and thus was literally flying blind. But i could still feel the little stomach-tingling sense of moving crazy fast. ‘Oooh. I wanna try a flip!’ FLIP. Yeeeesss.

Lasted less than a minute before i woke up but still. Awesomesauce.


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