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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G0tj3nn? is doing 42 things including…

prove something

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G0tj3nn? has written 1 entry about this goal

Sick and tired of being sick and tired!

What my parents validated yesterday was their faith in me, or lack thereof. I am now so adamant about wanting to prove to myself that I will leave an imprint. I am not going to do what my parents want me to do, now it’s time for me to go after what I want to become, without their approval. They didn’t believe I would graduate from high school or uni, and for me to want their approval on wanting my own business is ridiculous. I tried sitting them down and understanding where they’re coming from, trying to understand why they don’t put effort in spending time with their children. I don’t want to pretend to have a caring dad when his rich brother (my uncle) visits from Mexico. That’s the only time he asks how I’m doing. I am tired pretending that we are a family. We can go days without talking. This is going to be my first Christmas without them. Do they call me while I’m on the other side of the country? Why am I always the one trying? No time to fall apart; from this point forward, I will encourage myself and be my own rock.

For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Luke 12:52-53



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