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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Kimberly in Eugene is doing 40 things including…

forgive and forget

83 cheers


Kimberly has written 2 entries about this goal

Progress Report

I’ve been thinking about this a lot the last few days, since my first and only entry was on New Years Day last year. There were two specific incidents that I had in mind when I adopted it.

The first, I think I can safely say has been forgiven and forgotten as best as it ever will. It doesn’t hurt anymore, and therefore I never use it to hurt the other person. It took a long time, but I truly believe that my friend never meant to hurt me.

The second event has been harder to forget, and even to just forgive. I knew it would be the harder of the two, because it was a situation where he should have known better. I have to keep reminding myself that it takes two, and I have my own responsibility.

Hopefully it won’t take me until next January to get there, though! I have faith that I can let this go.

New Year's Day

I don’t want to spend another year angry. I don’t want to be hurt by things that happened in the past. Neither of us can change what went down, all that we can do is try to make our friendship as great as possible now.

I think that I expect too much of people sometimes, or maybe I just expect them to think like I do. Which are both unreasonable. All I can do is focus on being the best person and friend that I can be, and hopefully the anger will subside. I think I can forgive, but I’m not sure how easy it will be to forget, because it seems that lately, there are constant reminders of everything.

Kimberly has gotten 83 cheers on this goal.


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