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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Mariumah in Bangalore is doing 15 things including…

This good thing happened today...

4 cheers

 

Mariumah has written 3 entries about this goal

My friends showed up in the afternoon

to keep me company and play with my kids. Wow. Such warmth and love I haven’t encountered in so long, it almost feels foreign.

They wait patiently while ZZ serves tea in solemn silence with her pink plastic tea set. They read comics with Pearl, and listen to her poetry. They cheer my Lionheart on while he whirls his nunchuks. And they cuddle Smile after she sings for them.

It’s beautiful. We’re all richer for it, and a little kinder.



Despite the fact that

my back is killing me, my girls are gone, my nose is running, my head is spinning, my heart beating out of rhythm….despite all that, it’s kinda been a nice day.

It’s raining softly, I watched Friends with my 14 year old boy and ate delivered Chinese. Then I crawled back into bed to listen to the distant thunder.

Nice really.



So we had this meeting yesterday...

a group of women, queer women. We’ve decided to form a support group, a space of openess, and have a weekly meeting. It’s big, never been really done before in this city, for women at least.

I’ll lead the group. Hehe, that was a bit unexpected, but welcomed all the same. Should be fun, and a good challenge too.



Mariumah has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.

  • Benji cheered this 4 years ago
  • Ru cheered this 5 years ago
  • ~ John Lee ~ cheered this 5 years ago
  • LL cheered this 5 years ago

 

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