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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.

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enjoy the last six months of my twenties (read all 2 entries…)
fun?

Fun sometimes seems like a four letter word to me, but I want the last six months of my twenties to be fun. Any ideas?

I’m hoping my non-existent friends will either throw a surprise party for me or will go out with me on my birthday. I’m not holding my breath and am already feeling kind of sad about the eventual let down.

Tomorrow I’ll post on FB that it is six months until my birthday, in case anyone wants to plan anything. Anyone? Anything? I don’t have a good history of being happy on my birthday, but I really want this one to be special. I’m looking forward to my thirties and I want to start the decade out on a high note.



Comments:

HippieChick2 ♥ Part Deux ♥ Hanging on to the very end ♥

So why don't you make your own great day?

You should think about something you have always wanted to do or wanted to go and make it happen.

What would your most awesome birthday feel like? It is YOUR birthday . . . make it what you want it to be!!! I always do. I am not about to leave MY special day to chance, you shouldn’t either!!!

girl's night out

I think my perfect birthday would be a movie and drinks with the girls, but it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve had a girl’s night out. I’ve tried to put a few together before and no one is ever interested. I think all of the women I know see me as an acquaintance and not a friend, so I’m not really a priority to them.

That sucks, I'm sorry.

It’s so hard to make friends with women. It seems like if you don’t keep your best friend from school, you won’t get a chance to make a new one!! I stay in touch with my college roommate, and she with me, for exactly that reason.

Wish you were closer. A movie and drinks sounds like fun. : )

bpositiv God, give me the strength to honor my own word

Hey

Hey Wundergrl,

First of all, 30’s truly is the new 20’s. Hence, do not feel sad that your 20’s are getting over.

Having said that, it is definitely a milestone you are going to attain. Hence, it deserves special attention.

As your life experiences may have taught you, especially in the last few years of becoming a more independent person, that life is best when we take charge of it and take responsibility for our own happiness. On that note, how about you decide to make the next 6 months memorable in your own special way? You can pamper yourself by doing things you love, things you always wanted to do but never dared to, and do some soul-searching on what you have learnt in past decade, what makes you happy and how can you go closer to your life goal in the next decade.

Make it a point to do one pampering thing a week (get a manicure / listen to favourite music while going to bed, etc), start taking greater care of yourself (fitness, skin care, nutrition, mental peace), look around you to have nurturing relationships and make an effort to be there person you want to be.

At this juncture, you would notice you have evolved in the past decade and some of the things you used to like and people you used to hang out with, are becoming difficult to connect to. Try to politely move on, and make an effort to socialize with people who suit your interests and lifestyle.

Most of all, spend five minutes every day to thank God for giving you an opportunity, a luxury to celebrate last six months of 20’s. In a world full of catastrophs, health disorders, lack of access to bare minimum living standards, you are blessed to be alive.

Have fun!

buffalosnowangel moving in three weeks (and freaking out!)

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If I lived there, I’d so be there :)


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