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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A Life Changer

I always wanted children and this past January, my sweet and sour Luke came into this world on the fast track. I say sweet and sour for a reason. Any parent would be a liar if they said that screeching cry an infant can sometimes make doesn’t make them wish they had ear plugs. You know the cry. The one where their face turns deep red and it lasts so long, you wonder if they’re going to start breathing soon.

The sweetness overrides the sour by a long shot. He may only be two months old today, but his first smile threw me for a loop. His first true giggle was one of the most amazing sounds I’ve ever heard and I was lucky enough to have it caught on camera, not just for my enjoyment, but also for his deployed father to see and hear.

He drives me crazy at times and when I’m at my most exhausted, he smiles right at me as if he knows that’s exactly what I needed. He’s my little love and I can’t wait for our adventures ahead.


god bless your sweet and sour :)

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