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.

Export My Content

Dawn is working on getting her life back!

Let go of the past (read all 4 entries…)
Moving forward

I don’t really think about him much anymore. I mean, there are days. There always will be. But it’s mostly just those days when I’m having a hard time because I’m on my own now. He’s been there from the beginning, taking care of me. So doing it on my own is something I’ve never had to do. I’m having a hard time getting it right. My biggest fear is failing with my youngest daughter. She is acting out now and I know it’s because her dad isn’t there. I don’t know how to make it better for her. But we have survived this long without him. I can’t give up now. I have to keep trying. Living without him hurts so much less than it did a year ago. Now I just have to learn to take care of us.


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