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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Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.

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TheMooncakeBox has written 294 entries about this goal

8/18/12

- Finally talking to D in real time and finding out he’s okay
- Dad on Skype
- The books that kept me busy for the afternoon
- Watched The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, finally
- Getting the raisins after all the trouble.



8/17/12

- Chat with Eddika
- Getting the hang of ASP
- one more work day!
- Kind words from supervisor
- Fulfilling dinner



8/16/12

- Fan
- baby carrots and peaches
- Sleep in
- Mom
- Vacation in a week!



8/15/12

- First day of after school program is over without an incident
- One more week till Jess’ visit
- Good dinner
- Day off tomorrow
- Staying on budget



8/14/12

- Chat with K
- Shipment arriving
- good books
- no work (extra long weekend!)
- ten more days!



8/10/12

- Fun at the BBQ
- All the parents for bringing something for the pot luck
- Ray for the lunch program
- Possibility to hang with K next week
- Video Chat with Mom



8/09/12

- Good chat with Dad
- Brief chat with K
- Last field trip went well
- Last day of work!!
- Mac and Cheese



8/5/12

- Dad’s birthday
- Napping
- Catching up on reading
- Long weekend
- chat with Sis



8/4/12

- Recipe of using mashed bananas instead of oil worked!
- Fun party
- Trying and liking a lot of the different foods tonight
- Having people keeping me company
- Internet Radio



8/3/12

- Love from the orange kitty
- work went well
- got off early
- brief chat with K
- getting the ticket!



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