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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Draco filed his taxes

Beat my depression (read all 371 entries…)
Dumping the trian club

In the interest of recovery, everything that is neither vital nor helping must be cut. While I love model trains and the hobby itself, I’m finding that the train club meetings are making me miserable. I feel like my new job, which is placing such extreme limits on my time, has really heightened my expectations for how my spare minutes at the end of the day are spent. If it doesn’t bring me joy, it has to go. In the meantime I’ll look for a new way to enjoy my time. As of now, sitting on my living room sofa (and reveling in the fact that can say I even have a living room, kitchen, the apartment as a whole) is more than enough to bring a smile to my face. And anything that takes me out of this heavenly space, besides work, better be something worthwhile.


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