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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Celebrate the super moon!

Last night we celebrated the super moon by driving out to one of our favorite spots on the North Shore and having a campfire & weenie roast. Surprised by clear weather and happily finding the entire spit empty, we made a stone circle, built a fire, and roasted smokies and washed them down with cold Dr. Pepper as the big, bright moon came up from behind the hill. We attracted a flock of curious Canadian geese and the conductor waved at us as his train passed by but other than that we were wonderfully alone.

Our favorite super moon is still the one just before Isak was born – walking along the Sea Wall hand in hand, my belly seemed as big as the moon (which was extraordinary!), knowing we were about to be thrown into an amazing new life beyond just the two of us.

It felt just right to be out enjoying it again, family in tow. Very memorable.
My hair still smells faintly of smoke and lunacy…


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a wonderful evening, Ru! :)

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