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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Dooffodil Life is a shoebox of dooffodils and doosies

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Sunrise from the pier

The alarm was set at 6am to catch the first glimpse of the sunrise from the pier at 6.50am.

Mother and I decided to take the furballs along with us and boy did they seem drowsier than we were early that morning (which still seemed as though it was nighttime with the darkness and stillness of the hour).

We reached the pier early and mother scouted for a comfy place to lounge at with the furballs while I scouted for the good places to capture the sunrise with my Diana Mini camera.

Within minutes, the sun emerged from the edge of the water and fellow photography enthusiasts appeared as well. They were equipped with large, fancy DSLR technology which was slightly intimidating with my small, old-fashioned, wind-up toy film camera. They did seem intrigued by the peculiar looking Diana Mini though.

As the sun rose and grew with intensity, the other photographers peeled away and the morning buzz started trickling in. Joggers, young and old, roused for their early morning endorphin fix and families with young children strolled along the pier for a breath of crisp, salty air. The four of us lounged on a bench, tucked into our picnic breakfast of tuna sandwiches (for the two-leggeds) and kibbles (for the four-leggeds), and watched the morning go by.



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