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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Gizmo is doing 14 things including…

be a good daughter


 

Gizmo has written 1 entry about this goal

I wish I could

I wish I could be an “good”....more like amazing daughter. I wish I could call my dad and spend hours on the phone with him so he knew I thought of him and cared. I wish I could hug my mother close and watch unsolved mysteries with her. I wish I could take care of them they way they loved and took care of me. I wish for just one moment, just a second, I would stop trying to fight for my “freedom” and independance and let them feel needed, let them know they are my world. But most of all, I’d give anything to hug them, to feel their amazing embrace and tell them how incredible undeserving I was to have them as my mom and dad, that everyday of my life was a blessing with them, that I will never let them go and that everything I am today is because of them. But these are lost moments, moments my desolate longing fingers will never grasp. For I am now the care taker of their graves instead. Love them every moment you have them, you’ll NEVER feel a deeper love then you do from your mom and dad.



 

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