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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msmaravilla is doing 8 things including…

bloom where I'm planted

13 cheers


msmaravilla has written 5 entries about this goal

Over the hump

This is another processural one, but I think I’m making enough of a go of it – friends, kids are happy, garden is in good shape. Check.

Fabulous day`

Went to a festival here in town today and ran into someone we knew. Ended up eating lunch with them, took great pics of their kids and ours. Went out for pizza with another friend. Looks like were starting to get settled here…with time (sigh!)

Summer festivals

We have been getting out to summer festivals – Pride, and now the art festival is coming up. It makes me happy to live here!

Blossoms forming...

I am trying very hard to focus on bringing joy into the lives of others around me. And ya know what? It brings people into my life…telling me about the garden they’re growing, the struggles they are having with their kids. Also, I invited a group to go to the farmer’s market for dinner and we got about ten people to show up. Not bad!

New town, hometown

I am here in my new town. It was not my first choice originally. I would have never said “this is the place where I want to spend the largest chunk of my life.” But I don’t want to move my AC and I want to put down roots. Today the NYT wrote about “relos,” upper middle class folks who relocated over and over for upward mobility. Fancy cars and clothes replaced the status markers of more settled elites. I thought YIKES, we’ve moved as much as these relos. I ain’t gonna do it. I don’t want the status markers. I don’t have the fancy anything. I just want friends and to use the mental energy spent relocating to create joy, peace and justice. Here’s to blooming.

msmaravilla has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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