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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Cuetlachtli is doing 23 things including…

Win her back

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Cuetlachtli has written 1 entry about this goal

It is an Odyssey.

September, 2011. When I lost a joy that kept me strong.

I suppose that such vehemence is such a strange thing to be, considering it was a long distance relationship. Still, I recall the very first days.

Years ago when I read her posts for the first time, I was amused. When I looked at her pictures, she struck me as attractive. When we actually talked, I was more than allured. When I heard her voice, I knew that eventually I would end up falling for her. How heavy a surprise when she was the first to say it.

We both hail from a savage past and we both live a difficult life. On those days, we had each other and on my part, just talking to her made me feel that it was not so bad. No girl I’ve been with in the past could come close to bringing me into such a vulnerable state like she did. First through love, then through heartbreak.

Eventually, distance took the upper hand and the individual ordeals our lives were strangled the bond. Months later, I made a fatal mistake and though we are friends again, we are further away than the distance that already separated us.

No girl has ever made me feel like this, and no pain of a split-up has lasted so much for me.

Time has passed and the pain continues to heal. I miss her, but the darkness is gone. Sadness has gone, but my affection for her remains.

Life is still exceptionally harsh on me, but it is all an ordeal I am to fight through. If I have to acheive so many things before getting that second chance, so be it.

You once said that I should hold on and never let go, I said I would never. Months later, in our silly shenanigans I told you I always do what I say I will. Put two and two together… I love you.

Cuetlachtli has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

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