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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brebre33 in Washington, D.C. is doing 40 things including…

talk to her about it


 

brebre33 has written 3 entries about this goal

9/1/08

I did the best I could with the situation. Nothing more to do except let go and let be.



8/21/08

Well, I finally talked to her last night for about a hour about the situation. It made me feel better to hear what SHE had to say about everything and not having to hear other people’s versions. I’m not saying everything is ok now, and that we’ll go back to being the bestest of friends (honestly, I think that stopped when we entered high school) but it felt a lot better to hear her side and to be able to relate mine and at least try to make her understand. It’s not over yet but I definitely took the first step. Maybe we won’t be friends anymore after this but I’ll be able to live with myself knowing I went about it the right way. It was definitely a learning experience. Not every relationship needs to be saved. Sometimes people are put in your life for a certain amount of time to help teach you and help you grow. And then maybe, just maybe then – you’re supposed to move on…



8/17/08

If it’s time for our friendship to end then I can live with that. But only if we’re able to end on good terms.



 

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