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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Angry Butterfly is doing 21 things including…

Find my birth father

13 cheers


Angry Butterfly has written 4 entries about this goal

2 years is a long time to NOT write an entry

well 2 years is kinda a long time, but then so is 30 years…..I will be 30 in March shit, I wrote it, its real now…..anyway. 30 years yea yea, it may not seem that long to some people, you know the older than me people.
thinking back to when I found out my ‘dad’ wasn’t MY dad. besides that point that I was like 4-ish…..yea years old.. anyways, my mom told me many stories about how she met him, or what happened, and his ‘promise’ to find me when I turned 18.well point of MY story is I am well over 18, sure I have a different last name, moved a few times you still can find ANYONE< dur the Internet can get you anywhere. well that is my ‘update’ on this ‘thing’.

ok isn't she sweet.

This is baby Amylynn…I mentioned in another comment about scars and birthmarks, that I would post a baby pic….So I was thinking what better place to post it under than this….finding my birth father.

Hey what ever works. oh and sorry for the pic quality.

I have put this out of mind (again)

for the time being, I just think too much and play these scenes in my head, and the what if game, I then think if it was “meant” to be, it will.


I have a name, and some addresses from the white pages, a story from my mom, and the support of my boyfriend. How do I go about it? I started writing this letter. about what I know and what i want out of just to meet this man. I was going to send it to all the names and addresses I have and see what becomes of it… I need to know that is one major thing I want to do before I die. I don’t want to regret not finding out, no matter if its a good outcome or otherwise… I expect anything could happen…...

Angry Butterfly has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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