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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shannon30 in Tallahassee is doing 25 things including…

experience 24 hours of solitude in the woods

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shannon30 has written 1 entry about this goal

so it wasn't solitude, but...

Cumberland Island, GA is amazing. wild horses, endless empty beaches, turn of the century ruins, and 3 habitats in one – ocean, maritime forests and marshland. I was, literally, a happy camper. The lunar eclipse was happening while I was there and the trees were orange with moonlight. I think I hiked a little over 21 miles over 3 days… which may not be much by “backpacking standards,” but for me and my inexperience – it felt like a huge accomplishment. Even though it wasn’t a solitary trip, I still had a lot of time to think and be quiet and take in all of my surroundings.

I am really, really looking forward to the next trip – I only have reservations about being alone at night, when I go solitaire. I don’t think it will be a problem… but I imagine I will get paranoid. This goal is one of those things I would like to do, not only for the experience of it, but to prove to myself I can. Maybe in April. : )

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