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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HeerenLo..x 2014- finding myself and continuing to grow.

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I'm 21

and all the people I went to school and college with have already finished studying. I took 2 years out to work so I guess I feel like I have not achieved as much as them, sure I made money while I was working but a degree would have meant more to my family. They continue to tell me that I have nothing to show and I guess they are right. Being told this by them makes me feel like I am about 9 years old. Another thing is that they are pretty controlling, I messed up a exam I took and all they want to see me do is studying. Sometimes its cool to get a push from your parents but I swear I feel as if every waking moment is spent studying. Its crazy, I wish I worked harder for my last exam and I know that I cannot turn back time now but God I just know my life would have been slightly better.

I crashed my car about 2 months ago and since then my parents have been overprotective about me driving, It just makes it so damn difficult for me to progress as a driver and get my confidence back. I actually get a bit uneasy when driving on new routes now. That never used to happen before.

I live at home and have been doing since College finished, I work part time and my parents seem hell bent that I should save up. Fair enough, that is a good habit but seriously I just want to relax a bit and not have to worry about being short of money.

I’m Asian so yes they do have a lot of say in my life and they tell me that it is all for my own benefit but damn I feel like I am not growing up at all! I have explained that I will ask for their advice If I need it but they still seem to interfere.



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