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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deafphonecalls is doing 26 things including…

have faith in myself


 

deafphonecalls has written 1 entry about this goal

drama

I got cast as the lead in the school play this fall. it was all going phenomenally until one of the actors in our troupe got busted for pot possession, so we were left with an empty medium-sized role on the night of a performance. we grabbed a guy with a small part because we all knew the idiot’s lines anyway, and it worked out okay. i was worried as hell, but on the way to the play, the radio station i listen to that plays literally everything suddenly played “bare necessities,” and i felt a lot better and thanked God.
unfortunately, the next performance was ridiculous and we all screwed up like the dickens.
the next day i almost cried because i was so worried of messing up again—the closest i got to crying in years. one of my dearest friends kelsey was coming that night, and a scout leader for whom i have a deepest respect. i wiped my damp eyes and read the comics. they weren’t funny.
i had to run out right before the show and buy sparkling cider for a prop, and buy the director flowers. i got there on time, but three of the cast members arrived ten minutes late. i was so pissed and anxious.
i breathed.
i breathed.
“lights.”

the performance was fantastic, the best one of all. I was so relieved and so happy! God I was so happy.



 

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