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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Allegra A. is doing 33 things including…

Never give up on my dreams

22 cheers

 

Allegra A. has written 1 entry about this goal

Getting old but not fading

So, I’m turning 37 this weekend, which would make some people give up on their dreams and just resign themselves to being stuck where they are for the rest of their life.

But it took me longer to figure out what I wanted to do with my life because I didn’t have a normal or good, or even adequate childhood. Without any kind of guidance or support ,I had to find my way alone. I had to try different things on in order to decide what dreams to keep and what to reject.

Plus, when I was in art college, there weren’t all these websites to sell your art directly to the public like there are now, so I was studying to be an artist and wasn’t sure how I would make money from my art.

Even though it has taken me longer to decide my goals and there are 20 year olds with professional art sites, and Etsy stores that have amazing businesses, I can’t compare my life to theirs.

Now that I know what I want, I think my 40’s will be as productive as some people’s 20’s, because once I make up my mind to do something, I can work constantly and function ,fueled by nothing but positive thoughts and 4 hours of sleep.

As they say in every Korean drama “FIGHTING!”



Allegra A. has gotten 22 cheers on this goal.

 

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