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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Samantha Laprade in Ottawa is doing 38 things including…

Stop caring what other people think of me

4 cheers

 

Samantha Laprade has written 2 entries about this goal

I am trying to be strong ...

It is so hard when I have lived seeking the approval of others and getting hurt. Too people – pleasing …

Need to focus on the people who really matter - Mom & Dad, husband and true friends - too much energy spent on people who really don’t care about me.



I am too sensitive

Which is a double edged sword. People love how ‘nice’ and thoughtful I am however, I so easily get my feelings hurt and take things personally. Wish I was stronger and didn’t care so much about what others think. I remember what my Mom said when I was younger when I had ‘tons of friends’ - ‘if you can have a few good true friends in your life you will be blessed’. I thought she was crazy cuz’ I had lots of friends … now I know -- after being hurt … hard lesson to learn.



Samantha Laprade has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.

  • Justme2575 cheered this 7 years ago
  • Lee cheered this 8 years ago
  • tahti cheered this 8 years ago
  • shimmers cheered this 9 years ago

 

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