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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Mirella is doing 9 things including…

fall in love again

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Mirella has written 2 entries about this goal

that ole devil called love

I had my first date yesterday since the awful break up with the man I knew to be the “one”.
It was a perfect date, he was sweet and very attentive. I found him attractive and desirable but the minute I got home I bawled my eyes out. I never knew I could take such pain and survive. I cant hate my ex because he was a lovely person and I cant hate him for not being able to make a commitment to me. I could have manipulated him to marry me but that would have been a trashy love. I choose to believe that if something truly belongs to you, then it will always back to you. The thing is, he wasn’t meant for me. He will make some lucky woman very happy.
I try and accept that to him I was not his “one” or the timing was wrong for us but every now again, I hate the universe for introducing me to something so beautiful and taking it away for no reason. It has been eight months and I love him just as much as I did then…this is heartbreak. I hope I dont die of a broken heart.


I am luckier than a lot of people. I found love for nearly two years. I think he was my soul mate. I would think about him and he would call me at that same moment. My name was wrapped within his initials.. but life can be cruel and it has taken a lot to come be able to write about. Will I love again? Sometimes I think it is impossible to be that happy with anybody else. I kissed a lot of frogs to find this prince.. But I am taking the first step to open my mind to the possibility that maybe, somewhere ,there is another delicious loving being whom I can love and who love me back without fears. I start this journey today.

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