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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proudauzzie The final countdown :(

beat the only competitor in the world who really matters: the person I was yesterday (read all 2 entries…)
Pain Management.

Over the years I have been in a lot of pain. Over the past month, I have learnt to manage it easier.

One such way is to have some sayings I repeat to myself when times are hard. One in particular is ‘This too shall pass.’ This one comes into play when I am hurting a lot.

Hot packs, getting enough water and sleep have also been beneficial. I am hoping to try some foods that are meant to be healing next.

So for me to be managing better, I would have to say that I have bet my competitor of yesterday in the race of pain. I just hope it contininues to be so.



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