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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AmyBB25 is doing 24 things including…

live in mexico

29 cheers

 

AmyBB25 has written 3 entries about this goal

not really giving up

Because of course I would still do this if given the chance. I just don’t see it as something I work toward. My vision of it was pretty idealized, anyway, and may be served just as well by a good vacation there.
There will be other chances to spend time in Mexico…



this is still a real possibility

People Todd works with go all the time. I could still get a chance to live in Mexico someday!
Maybe it will be by the ocean…



away

There’s something so appealing about a simple life. I don’t think I could really be a person who dropped it all and moved to the mountains to live in a cabin with just Todd and Sophie and Will. I need to have people around me. I have this vision of us living in a little house by the sea or in a little village. We’d walk into town (Sophie and Will and I) every morning and go to the market. We’d sit on the beach and play in the blue water. Or we’d clean our little house or find interesting things to put in it. We wouldn’t be lonely because we’d become part of the little village…and I’m sure that if I lived in Mexico, my family would visit often! I often list in my favorite books the Pretty Horses trilogy by Cormac McCarthy and I think that that Mexico appeals to me, too-the mountains and ranges. Mexico is exotic but close to home-near but so far away…



AmyBB25 has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.

 

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