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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absolutetiffany in Fort Worth is doing 1 thing including…

love my family


absolutetiffany has written 2 entries about this goal

The process

I realized that in order to love my family like I should, I have to love me like I should. I can’t be angry and hurt about my life, myself, and my mistakes and still love others as I should. If I can’t let go of these issues, how can I expect them to let go?

So I let go.


Sitting here six months pregnant, I realize that when I was growing up the words “love my family” had a totally different meaning for me. I thought that was loving my parents, my siblings – you know, the traditional ideas of family you have as a child. I never thought I would be a mom or have a family, and now here I am. I look so forward to the love I will give and receive. Even if for only a second, life, it seems, is such a beautiful gift.


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