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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learn to take the bus (read all 4 entries…)
It's strange how I get thwarted in this

I gave up because I didn’t need to take the bus. I thought I might accomplish this goal because I had jury duty, which would have required a bus ride part of the way. Turns out my dad offered to drive, either because he picked up that I was uneasy or because he wasn’t comfortable about me taking the bus. (To be fair, the city that the court I was assigned to isn’t the best area either)

I know there’s nothing wrong with it and I use another form of public transit during the work week, as well as the occasional weekend. But I have yet to have had to take the bus.



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