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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cacophony is doing 39 things including…

develop a lasting drama free relationship

3 cheers


cacophony has written 1 entry about this goal

why is it this hard?

Is it because I think that I’m undeserving of being in a relationship in which I am, in fact, loved? Why do fights start so often, and why can’t I let details roll off of my shoulders? I can’t let go of anything. Everything has a meaning and therefore every last detail has a consequence; a derivative plot which is always ultimately working against me. Why do I always feel that I must inevitably pale in comparison to his past, to the sordid ghosts? Some which are so much more present than I would ever dare to consider (or else go crazy). I don’t know if I’m cut out to ever be in a functional relationship. Maybe not. I hope so badly that I may be able to one day.

cacophony has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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