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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DayDreamer37 reading over my list knowing it's all possible!

Notice dissonance for one month and do something about it! (read all 4 entries…)
I'm tired and my kid just frustrated me...

I just had to yell at the kid because he did’t do the dishes as he “thought I was going to do them.” I yelled. I said I would help, which I did and he was responsible for the rest as that is why he’s getting allowance.

Then after seething for about a half hour I fired him from dishes duty and reduced his allowance. I felt that he was getting too much anyway when we have to constantly get on him about doing the work. If I have to yell and plead to get him to do the work and my blood boils, he should not get rewarded for that!

So when I went back to working on this article that I’ve been working on since 6 pm, it’s now 1 am and I’m just about in tears. I know all of this, the yelling, firing, and tears is because I’m tired.

What’s scary is how many times I felt like this in the past, and I thought it was because I didn’t like my life. The life was fine, I was just making decisions and thinking about whether or not I liked my life at times like now, low points. And while I rarely have to straighten out the children and usually I don’t wait until the last minute to work on my articles, so that I have to spend 6 hours straight on them. Both situations can be avoided, and will be from no on.



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