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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M. Alice is doing 36 things including…

be a better wife


 

M. Alice has written 3 entries about this goal

Honesty

I’ve reached a whole new level of honesty with my husband. I have told him some very big things about myself, and we are slowly but surely building a brand new bond based on this newfound honesty, and the trust that must come with it.



Ongoing

I feel I’ve made huge progress on this front. I started individual therapy several weeks ago, to finally figure out my issues with my exes, my childhood, and how it’s affecting my relationship with Luke. After a really productive session last week, I finally feel able to really put the grudges, feelings, and bad juju behind me once and for all.
We also started couples counseling to really nail down our communication differences. It’s been a life-saver, truly. Now all of the conversations we’ve been putting off are coming to light. The wedding is getting actively put together. We’re making real progress on the move and where we’re going. Our bond is even stronger now and we’re more committed than ever. It feels really good.



What's a Wife?

I changed one of my 43things resolutions from “Breath more” to being a better wife. It would help me breathe easier knowing that I’m proactively improving myself and in conjunction, my relationship. One of the most important aspects of that is always trying to be the best spouse you can be. It’s so easy to let that slide.

While Luke & I are not officially married, we identify to each other as husband and wife. After our wedding in front of family and friends, we will be able to do so without the “question faces”. In my eyes, when you are a “fiance”, you’re someone who’s planning a wedding. That’s it. It merely defines a temporary status between being boyfriend and girlfriend and being in that lifetime commitment. I’m more than just a girlfriend planning a wedding. He’s more than a boyfriend who gave me a ring and asked a question.

We’re best friends, lovers, soulmates, roommates, co-owners of a bunny, cheerleaders and emotional supporters. We are, in the absence of some legal documentation, husband and wife.

I vow to try my best in the remainder of the year to be a better one.



 

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