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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wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Pursue a better relationship with my family. (43T) (read all 16 entries…)
lots of good news in the e-mail box

My brother and I exchanged some more e-mails today. He is a great writer of letters, very descriptive, funny and entertaining. He mentioned that they are going to the Canadian Rockies next year & he might be able to get a stop over in my neck of the woods. I am so incredibly happy to have a brother who I like to exchange e-mails with. It brightens my work day no end.

As a bonus, my high school best friend wrote back to me in a timely manner. Just a nice chatty e-mail. She is moving in the next few months and mentioned that we will be closer to each other, so maybe we can get together.

More joy! :)


BeeQ, hangin round the 43'hood since 2006 BIG LOVE & THANKS TO THE ROBOT COOP

That makes

me feel so happy for you. I am so glad you’ve reconnected with him. :~)

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Thank you!

I am, too. It was a completely unexpected gift. My brother was such a mean person in his early years, but he has, amazingly, completely transformed himself.

flying irishman is going to miss this place

my older brother

was pretty vicious as a preteen and teenager. Then he morphed into a generous, kind, spiritual person and then fell in love and even had a son in his early 40s who he dotes upon. Now, once in a great while, when I mention some of the cruel tricks he played years ago, most people refuse to believe, even after my brother admits to them. People really can change, you know. It hardly ever happens, but then someone does and it sort of blows you away.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Being in AA

I’ve really come to believe in people’s ability to change. :)

JudithKD is at PC w/ the other name,you should know it!!

I am SO proud of you

and awed by your resilence and forgiveness.

Blessed be!


wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Thank you, Judith!

I really appreciate your support.

It’s unexpected, but I feel more complete having these connections with people from the past.

Bedhead2 I can't believe 43things is going away- I'll join that other site

It's so important.

I feel the same way.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Thanks for your comment.

This is all new to me. It’s nice to know that my feelings aren’t strange. :)

JudithKD is at PC w/ the other name,you should know it!!

I understand.

I think it interesting that you and I have done the opposite in a way. I kept my family close for a long, long time. It has been very freeing to walk away.

I don’t know if there’s healing available there, or not. Probably not as it depends on two people thinking you have a mutual goal. As far as they’re concerned, nothing has changed.

Anyway, I am GLAD and DELIGHTED for you! :D I hope it lasts, I hope it heals whatever scar tissue it can. And again, I applaud both your resilience and your capacity for forgiveness.


flowergirlresumed Knowledge is power, our ignorance is somebody else's bliss


for you… :)

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

thank you very much!

I appreciate it. :)

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