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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asdfghjkl is going to change how he thinks. (:

hike the appalachian trail (read all 3 entries…)

I did a section hike that put me on the trail for about a week. I loved it so much that I’ll be doing another section starting this Friday.

The main thing it did for me was it really re-established my connection to nature and in the long run to myself. I realized that the less you have the happier you are; & the less you have to stop you from doing what you want. I drank water from streams and swam in lakes, days consisted of just walking. My mind slowed down to the pace of the trail, I was able to think clearly like I haven’t been able to in years. I enjoyed the interactions I had with people… genuine people who cherish life and discovery more then all the materialistic shit people do now-a-days.

I think if you ever get a chance to do even a short hike you should, just leave all your electronics at home.

In a year or two I will seriously consider doing a full thru hike, probably not before I do the PC trail though.



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