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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華美huamei in United States is doing 22 things including…

visit friends i haven't seen in years

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華美huamei has written 1 entry about this goal

i miss a little one

he is my good friend’s son who is maybe 7 years old now. he must be getting so big. i first met him when he was a sweet 2 year old, giggling shyly at people. he was about 5 when i moved to taipei but he still remembered me. we would hang out and watch movies like dumbo and spiderman. or take a walk to the chiang kai shek memorial and run around the square.. or paint mystery paintings—i would use a white crayon on white paper and when he painted over them the secret picture would appear! i got him to tell me about his 100 invisible girlfriends who are giants with blue hair and have 300 cats. i wonder if he’ll still pretend he never said that but have a hard time hiding a smile the next time i see him, or if he’ll have forgotten.

i miss his mom too. she became my older sister there, taking me to doctor appointments and bringing me soup when i was sick. fixing up my air conditioner and just being there for me. she is hyper and crazy and funny and always tells me she loves me (which makes me cry every time). i hope she’s doing ok these days, hopefully some things are going a lot better than the last time we talked.

it’s now been two years since i’ve seen them, since i left taiwan..



華美huamei has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.

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