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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.

- The Robots.

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write a new song
New song - Bird's nest

I wasn’t sure what to get my mom for mother’s day, so a friend suggested I write her a song. I had written some songs for people or special occasions in the past, but I had never written a song for my mom. I liked the idea and went for it.

Amazingly, the song came together over the course of the weekend (the weekend before Mother’s day) and I was able to make some revisions, record it, and eventually upload it to youtube. On Mother’s day, I pulled up Youtube on my laptop and showed my mom the video of the song. She loved it and gave me a big hug.

I’m glad my friend suggested I write the song; it broke my song writing drought and it gave me a creative way to thank my mom for all the support she’s given me over the years.

Here are the finished lyrics & a link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drfr3Dznpi0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

In your bird’s nest we grew together
In your bird’s nest; couldn’t stay forever
Your bird’s nest; I will always remember
How you helped me stay warm
And sheltered me from the storm

From your bird’s nest we flew together
From your bird’s nest we’ll fly forever
Your bird’s nest; I will always remember
How you helped me survive
And helped me to feel me alive

Don’t worry, don’t worry I will be okay
Don’t worry, I’ll never be all that far away

In your bird’s nest we grew together
From your bird’s nest we’ll fly forever
To your bird’s nest, do you remember?

How you helped me stay warm
And sheltered me from the storm
How you helped me survive
And helped me to feel me alive
Feel alive, feel alive



Comments:

What an awesome tribute!!

I am sure your mom loved it. It is a very special thing to have someone write a song for you. I hope some day you’re lucky enough to have someone return the favor. :)


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