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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naughtyminx78 is back to being me :)

Write a will (read all 9 entries…)
I'm not entirely sure....

...whether it’s worth me doing this anymore? I have no assets :(

Originally I wanted to make a will to ensure my daughter would be cared for by my parents if I died. She’s now practically an adult so this wouldn’t be an issue.

If I died now I would want my ex- husband to raise my children, I don’t think I need a will to state that.

Can anyone think of a particular reason I should make one in that case?!


JMoMimzey Will do better in 2014!

Is your ex-husband the children's father?

If not, you should definitely put it in writing.

I am not a lawyer, I am a legal secretary, not in that field at all (I’m in mergers and acquisitions) but I believe if he’s not their father, custody would go to their biological father or other family who steps forward, or even possibly foster care. I would definitely get it in writing!!!! At least consult with an attorney, over the phone, with that question.

naughtyminx78 is back to being me :)

He's the father of the younger two...

...and the eldest is almost 17 and would make her own choices anyway.

Starting to think I might make a will anyway, just to be on the safe side!

JMoMimzey Will do better in 2014!

Good idea

for stuff like this—you probably won’t need it but you never know!

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naughtyminx78 is back to being me :)

Wise advice as always Missa!

I hadn’t really thought about what would happen if my ex wasn’t able to care for them, or if I acquire assets again in the future!

Am toying with the idea of making a video for the children as well as a paper version!


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