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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be proud of myself (read all 4 entries…)
Rejecting hurtful words

Last night, I was browsing through old photos and came across my mum’s old photos. I told her that I couldn’t understand why people say that we’re alike. Even my brother can’t see the similarity. Then she said that she thinks she is more beautiful when she was younger. I look more like my dad’s side and so more ugly. In the past, i would have felt sad. But, last night, I told her that I don’t think so, her cheeks were too chubby and besides, my cousin looked the best. Sometimes, I really think that parents who pride themselves too much for being beautiful can really hurt their children self-esteem as they feel ashamed that their children are “not as beautiful as them”.
Anyway, just glad that I no longer accept her remarks as facts :)


Beginnings Here Beginnings on PC. See you there.

wow….good for you.

to not take this personally. All about where she is, not about you.

Hard to do. But you did it!


Yes, it isn’t easy. It has taken me many years to be able to do it. But, at least I can finally see things clearly :)

CL27 has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.


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