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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Rachel L I love tiny homes, gardening, running, reading, writing, & knitting!

be a virgin until marriage

I remained a virgin until I married the Love of My Life, whom I met after college graduation. I had had a very serious boyfriend in high school, and it was difficult not to give in to our bodily desires and stay pure. But we knew that we would carry scars if we slept together but never married. And we did not marry after all. We each moved on and found the Ones who were perfect for us. I don’t think I would’ve been devastated if we’d slept together, but I would’ve regretted not waiting for my future husband, who is more than I ever could have dreamed of.
It’s very difficult to stand firm and not give in to temptation in today’s sex-saturated culture, but it’s totally worth it to wait! What a gift that you will be able to give your spouse some day! And you won’t have regret, disappointment, scars, or STDs to worry about!
If you do mess up, don’t freak out but forgive yourself and the other person, and re-commit yourself to stay pure. You are worth the effort, and so is your future spouse.


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