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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iluvmy4blessings in San Antonio is doing 36 things including…

Be happy with what I have

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iluvmy4blessings has written 1 entry about this goal

I've never really done this

All my life I’ve felt I would be happy “when” this or that happened. Then when it happened I was happy for awhile until my mind wandered to something bigger and better. I thought I’d be happy when I got my Bachelor’s degree but then it seemed I wouldn’t feel content until I had my Masters. I had even been thinking of getting my PhD even though I have no real reason or need for it. After my Nana paid off my student loan I realized that my educational goals were complete. I didn’t need to rack up more debt obtaining another degree that I don’t need. If I needed it, that would be different but the truth is I don’t really need it. I have finally decided that I’m happy with where I am. Of course I’ll never stop learning but getting the “title” degrees are something I’m putting behind me. From now on it’s free learning for me!!!

I thought I would be happy when I got married. I thought the fairy tale would begin once I walked down the aisle. I was never really content in my marriage and 11 years later I find myself divorced. I realize that life is a roller coaster and whether you’re single, married or divorced you have to learn to be content “as is” b/c relationships are constantly evolving and you can never really achieve perfection with them. If you think you can then you probably just end up sabotaging the things that really are good about them.

I never thought I”d have my own home. I finally am realizing that goal. I was so ecstatic that I qualified for this house. To me it was the nicest neighborhood I had lived in since moving out of my mom’s house. However after a few days went by I started thinking “If I qualify for this house, maybe I can qualify for an even better house??” I realize that this was my dream house until I got it, then I wanted something bigger and better. That has to STOP> This could be quite possibly one of the biggest stumbling blocks I have in life. I’m never content with where I am in the moment. I need to learn to be content right where I am.

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