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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Team Keala Brown is blessed beyond measure!

Fall in love (read all 14 entries…)
I don't even have the time

I don’t have the emotional time
I don’t have the literal time
I just don’t have time to even try to do this.

I GIVE UP! I hate to say it but I do. I think my life will be better and less complicated if I just let this one go.

Men can be so fickle sometimes. The ones I encounter don’t know what the hell they want! They disappointment me at every turn. Even the ones who are “just friends”. I’m just NOT trying with these cats anymore.

I think I’ll be a better person for giving this one up. And from now on…my phone number is off limits to everybody. Even the “just friends”. I just cannot continue to give my time to people who are so difficult.

Words to describe the men I’ve encountered:
  • Indecisive
  • Scared
  • Controlling
  • Inconsistent
  • Player
  • Dishonest
  • Elusive
  • Vague
  • Irresponsible
  • Selfish
  • Fake
  • Confused
  • Crazy
  • Insecure

These words don’t describe one particular man, but a combination of the ones I’ve encountered. I have not yet met one who has all of the above qualities/character traits, but I’m sure he exists as well.

Having this goal was very interesting, but I just don’t want to do it anymore. I’d rather live alone and be happy with myself than to have some semblance of a relationship and be totally unfulfilled and unhappy. I’m just through trying.

I pity the next fool who asks for my number because if looks could kill, I might have to be tried for murder.


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I agree too!!! When you think about it, what can a man give a woman that she can’t get otherwise?? Anyway, who wants to invest in anything that requires such high upkeep??

Based on your above description

I am certain the jury would acquit you!

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