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…

Believe in myself

27 cheers

 

Allegra A. has written 1 entry about this goal

Overcome resistance from family and friends

Having traditional family members can suck at times, because they have a set way that they expect everyone to do things.

So if you want to draw your own map in life and do things your own way, your family members put poisonous thoughts in your head about how you’re a weirdo and doomed to fail because you want to be an artist instead of an accountant.
In their own way, they are just just trying to keep you from being hurt. But it hurts worse to live to please others, and bending yourself to fit the mold can break you.

So my challenge is to remember that not being what someone expects me to be ,does not make me a bad person. It’s my job to create a happy life for my daughter and myself and I can do that while being 100 percent real, and I don’t have to be married, conservative, obedient or a professional corporate anything.

Because being a creative weirdo is my true nature and repressing my true nature is not living.



Allegra A. has gotten 27 cheers on this goal.

 

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