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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sunlight is all the rage in Portland is doing 35 things including…

write letters to teachers i'd still like to talk to

22 cheers

 

sunlight is all the rage has written 6 entries about this goal

ms. scaramella

upon going through old things of mine, i realized even more how instrumental ms. scaramella was in my beginning stages of writing. i was writing a horrible teen novel a la “sweet valley high,” and she read it and edited it. i want her to know that she gave me more than most teachers ever do. but how do i find her?



rejected

my letter to ms. scaramella came back.

i don’t know how to find her now.



reply

woo! lidia replied to me!



lidia

lidia was my creative writing professor at mt. hood community college while i was still in high school. i dare say she is the coolest, most understanding teacher i’ve ever had. plus she is totally hip and fun to talk to. she put great comments on my written words that actually helped, instead of just saying “it’s good.” i had independent study with her, and that fucking ruled. she’s also an ordained minister, and i really want her to do my wedding. later on in life.

i just emailed her. she is sometimes flaky with email, but oh well.



i wrote it

i wrote a short note to ms. scaramella. i didn’t want to pour out my heart and soul YET, since i don’t know if her address is even right.

i think it has been sent; my parents had to get 2-cent stamps.



miss scaramella

there is one woman i would really like to find. her name is tracy scaramella, and she was my 6th grade humanities teacher. she helped me get my own website going and pushed me to want to write. she wrote amazing things in my yearbooks:

Always bright, always differently driven and always more ahead—all the best and a pen that never stops are my wishes to you.

i have her address that i got in probably 8th grade, but that’s all. i think i’ll send a letter to it.



sunlight is all the rage has gotten 22 cheers on this goal.

 

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