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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Re-Visit Catalina Island
Long Time Dream

My elementary school would have a graduation party for all 6th graders…An all paid trip to Catalina Island. Yes, from AZ to Cali by plane and then to Catalina by boat. And I got to go!

I got lucky, my mother never paid for field trips and so I only went to the free ones but since this one was free all I had to provide was a sleeping bag and my clothes. Mom also gave me a disposable camera and 20 bucks so I got to take plenty of pictures.

This is one of the memorable times in my life. I’m the only one in the family who got to go since my graduating class was the last to do the all paid trip and the following year after that it was cancelled. I remember it like it was yesterday and have always wanted to go back for a visit. I’ve always wanted to send my children there and hope to one day make a family trip there.


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