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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eBear is doing 39 things including…

forgive my father

3 cheers


eBear has written 1 entry about this goal

I have a feeling that I've had this goal before

I’m not 100% on that, though. Its definitely something I want to do. But wanting it and actually doing it are two very different things. I just can’t get past this anger.

Common sense dictates that I should sit down and explain it all to him. Reality is, I avoid all communication like the plague. Rather, I prefer to rant anonymously online, curse him behind his back, scream my guts out in the car where no one will hear me….. you know, all the usual psychotic dysfunctional behaviours. Which just serve to make me even angrier with him, because it’s his fault that I can’t communicate with him, right? I have no part of that problem. Nope, not little ol’ me.

This is the part I hate the most. Knowing I have to find a way to forgive all the wrongs I feel he has done, but still being SO hurt by them, I can’t see straight.

eBear has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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