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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Post poems, quotes, artful images, or songs that I want everyone to know about, or have had some significant meaning to me (read all 66 entries…)
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine had some lovely sings and revelations...

pg. 249-250
(modified)
Today you end
and you begin. The old
is still sweeter
than the new. You
notice everything.

Your fingers don’t do
as they’re told.

Remember?
Remember, and
don’t forget
the moments
of your beginning.

We’ll be lucky to know you!
We’re lucky to know you now!

pg. 301-302
I can never stop thanking you.
If I never stop,
I never need to say
farewell.
A river rushes between us.
You follow it north,
I pursue it south.
When I weep
because I miss you,
my tears will seep
through your cavern.
Your face is kind
as a shawl in winter,
or a diamond for a song.
My family keeps an inn.
You have a chamber in my heart.
No rent is due.
Farewell.
Farewell.

pg. 304

People don’t look as they behave….

I had grandeur. I breathed in the cool night air. Perhaps I could learn to wear myself without apologies, with dignity. Perhaps I could become what Ijori already saw. Perhaps someday I might be able to smile at myself in a mirror.
Not yet. But maybe someday.



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