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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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brenmarie23 in California is doing 40 things including…

stop hating my father

6 cheers


brenmarie23 has written 1 entry about this goal


what a rough month its been.. first my dad has a bad episode where he got in a fight with my step mom in front of my sister while he was drunk.. now my sister doesnt want to talk to my dad.. my step mom has moved out and my brother has told him that until he gets help he wants nothing to do with him… i’m the only one he has left.. it kinda sucks.. everyone leaves everything on my sholders, like i have to go in and pick up the pieces after they all leave.. i hate them all right now.. i dont want to be with him alone.. i feel so uncomfortable…. when he crys i want to tell him that his tears are wasted on me… i feel no pity for him because he brought this on himself.. i have cryed so many tears for him that i would never let him see because i knew that he loved himself more than he could ever love my brother, sister or i… my father is the most selfish man i have ever known… i cant deal with him, i dont want to .. its not my responsibility… i’m his child not his parent… he’s supposed to be there for me (which he’s never been) not me always being there for him… why cant i give up on him too?

most likely because i dont give up on anything… i have to see everything through… thats my place in this family… to put everything and everybody back together, where they belong when they have broken…. i just have one question….. who’s gonna pick me up when i fall? or will i forever be broken??

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