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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Life goes by

It’s strange sometimes. Looking back on my old diaries. Although Chinese is not my first language, somehow the entries I wrote have a way of expressing what I want to say, and in such a simple way. Something I still want to improve.

Life is going well, maybe even a little better than I expected at this point in my life. I went to see a 2 bed flat, it was modern, had everything I needed and most of all affordable. I think my goal is to look for a place to buy, potentially by the end of next year.

I also promised a friend that I will go speed dating with her. For me this is a step that I have taken a bit unwillingly. Not because of the task itself but what others have said. Living in a great area in London, being well liked by my work colleagues, being told by others I am pretty, they form a segment of my life. Yet I never thought in combination that it would make people think I had an easy life.

Becoming more comfortable with the way I look has been a long road. I still wish to be slimmer, wear heels to look taller and curl my hair from time to time. But at the end of the day, I realised the minor physical changes should not detract from just being who I am. That if my own personality, sense of humour and capabilities shine through, that is they key which really makes people like you.

I have grown up in an amazing place. Where I have everything I need at my fingertips. Being next to the river, near beautiful parks and easily accessible to visit my friends. Yet deep inside, I still want to have a place to call my own. Hopefully in the near future it will happen.

For now happiness is spending time with friends and family. Treasuring everything by just living in the moment.


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