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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.

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brickhorse in Three Points is doing 20 things including…

Visit my uncle's grave in Florence, Italy

54 cheers


brickhorse has written 63 entries about this goal

Friend request

My friend asked if we are still going to Florence together. I didn’t tell her no. Neither one of us has any money to go, so I told her it is still in the possible future. Well, it is. I don’t know the future, although I want to go to the grave site with my sister.

Sister or friend

My friend and I are on rocky ground right now. At this point, I would rather go to Florence with my sister than my friend. I am seeing that my friend’s value system and mine are significantly different in some small, and critical, areas. I love my friend and always will, but I don’t know if going to Italy with her is a good idea. To put it delicately, she is opportunistic and rewrites history to her benefit. Enough said.


Last night I dreamed I went to Florence and visited his grave. It was all mixed up with other things going on, but I went there. I hope I can make this a reality. Right now, I don’t see it happening financially for quite a while. Maybe I should set another deadline to accomplish this goal. It’s not going to happen unless I get specific about it.


I’ve been feeling as if this goal is not so far away. I don’t know why I feel that way because I have no money, too many critters to take off to Europe for a couple weeks, and no specific plans. I do have a passport, which I guess is one of the handful of things I absolutely must have to go.

A long-term goal

I could “remove” this, as I have done with a couple other goals. Even though this goal will probably not be realized for a number of years, I want to keep it on my list because it is inspiring. Someday I will do this.


I may not get to complete this goal for years. Years! It’s staying on my goals list. I will do this. Just brushing off the dust, right now, and recommitting to it.

I am still hanging in for this goal

I have no money to go to Firenze. I have no time. I have no house sitter for that length of time. I do have luggage and clothing and my sister who is willing to go with me. I have my passport and a plan of travel. I continue to read and learn so that I am can be familiar with the land and the people. I still have the desire and the will to go.

Saw photos

of his grave at my mother’s house last weekend. He has a big white cross. My sister brought flowers and put on the grave. I will bring some water and some dirt from Montana. He was a Montana cowboy.

I will get there!

Not this year, obviously. Maybe not next year. But I will get there.

Still going!

I don’t know how or when, but I am still going to do this!

brickhorse has gotten 54 cheers on this goal.


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