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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Rose in New Jersey is doing 41 things including…

be a better sister

25 cheers

 

Rose has written 2 entries about this goal

The Gift of Giving

My closest brother (in age) has a lot going on in his life. He’s started up a band with friends and they are busy recording demos, performing, and doing all these band things. Last time I went home I got to hear his demo for the first time. They are good! I think him hearing me say how good I think he is made him feel good.

He’s also started driving lessons (thank goodness I can’t take him out driving, I would die of a heart attack!) and he’s redecorating his room. I am really tight on money but I gave him $20. While my fiance and I were shopping, we saw rugs on sale that would match his room so we picked one up for him. I haven’t been home yet but I’ve told him I got him something and he’s excited. It’s nice to pick up things for my brothers and if I could I would have given my brother more. He’s been trying so hard to try to get a job but no one seems to be hiring. Plus, if I give him money, it’s less he’ll have to get from my parents. Being a good daughter and sister all in one!



Its the small things...

Today I texted my brother to ask him a silly question (what was his best time running a 5K) and we ended up talking for a while, albeit through text (but what can you expect, he’s 16). I asked him if he heard that I got my grades back and he said “Yeah, mom said you got a 4.0 or something like that” and I told him to not be upset. He may be smart but he doesn’t always make Honor Roll. He told me he isn’t upset and that he was proud of me. I was so happy I just wanted to cry. I told him that he and my other brother are the best brothers anyone could ever hope for and that it really means a lot to me that he can be proud of me. I told him that he should never feel like he needs to follow in my footsteps. _ I love my brothers. I’m trying to be a better sister. I think this is a step in the right direction.



Rose has gotten 25 cheers on this goal.

 

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