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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Frannie Girl in New Britain is doing 8 things including…

get over my fear of flying


Frannie Girl has written 1 entry about this goal

On wings of angels.....

Well the first time I had to do this was because I am so badly afraid of heights. I was by myself and ironically the only thing running through my head the ENTIRE flight was the line ” Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye Singing this’ll be the day that I die This’ll be the day that I die” from the song American Pie by Don McLean. NOT the song lyrics you want rattling around in your head at that particular moment!!!
So I actually did overcome that fear and flew many more times over the years until a year or so before 9/11.
I thought I was ok until my husband and I booked a flight to Alabama this past February and suddenly I realized I was afraid again….but this time for a whole other reason. It was not an enjoyable flight experience I can tell you that…but when it was over I realized I felt better…and stronger….and the flight home was far easier. So now I’m ready to go again. If I buckle then they have won…..but if I face my fears head on I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


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