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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Rachael is doing 25 things including…

Finish this monster!

11 cheers


Rachael has written 8 entries about this goal

Spending a lot of my time working on this one

In fact, right now, this is my most worked on goal. It feels as if nothing in my life can progress until I have this monster sedated, at the very least. Preferably out of our lives for good. But I’m giving it a good go, I’m focusing on exercising, not being depressed and using my time well whilst also doing what I can about this monster. We’re progressing in any case, hopefully all will be a lot clearer by the end of this month.

Rachael 0 Monster 1

Things just reached a whole new level of difficulty, but I was right in things being clearer. It’s just that now, there is but one option, and it seems in fact that this Monster will not go away without one, particular manoeuvre which I just can’t even think about right now.

A low point. Monster; you keep the slippers, seems I’m stuck with you a while longer.

Best update this!

7 months later, things are still not resolved, but soon I will have a much clearer idea of what is going on. It’s rather drastic, but at least there should be answers. And the outcome may mean that my whole lifestyle will have to change. I just want to get on with things :) The monster’s been living with us for far too long.

More specialists

I’m glad that someone is taking this to the next level, rather than “I can’t help you, so go away”. It just feels sometimes like there’s always another person to see, and more problems that I didn’t even know I had before. But I’m hoping that we’re getting towards the resolution now.

The deeper it goes...

...the more difficulties are to be found. I’m rather down and feeling kind of hopeless. It feels as if this will not be easy, or much fun. If even possible at all.

Must go and see another specialist

Not so much about the monster now, but for advice on making sure, when we do try to get rid of it, that it will be gone for good.

The monster is weakening!

This problem has got tons better since I sought professional help. Slowly but surely he’s getting better to live with (that is, until we can give him the boot for good!).

A follow up from another goal

My previous goal was Find a solution to this monster and since the solution had been found, but not put into action yet (and won’t be for a while), I thought a new goal was needed.

Monster; you’re going down.

Rachael has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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