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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.

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Kaivalya in Toronto is doing 15 things including…

get in touch with people I have lost touch with

7 cheers


Kaivalya has written 5 entries about this goal

Old Friends

This past summer was one of my very best, and I think ‘getting in touch/keeping in touch’ with people was one of the reasons. Because I reached out to people, I found myself tapped into a great network and I did fun things that I would have never done otherwise.

From now on, I’m going to send the occasional email to friends I haven’t heard from, keep this good vibe going…

Camping reconnnection

Last weekend, I went on a camping trip with a big group. Just before I left, I received an email from a friend who I hadn’t heard from in about six months. I replied and then met up with her on the camping trip. We discovered by accident that we both have a passion for the stars and constellations. We spent some time stargazing together and plan to do some more of this in the late summer and fall. Also got an evite to her birthday party!

Dog Park Friends

Last night, my dog and I stopped by our old dogpark hangout and discovered that a group of small dogs (with their humans) still meets there on weekend evenings and in another park on weekday mornings. I got back in touch with two old friends (and my dog rediscovered some friendships as well!). I’m going to start going to the park when I can, and hanging out with them.

Reaching out x 7

This weekend, I met up with seven people I’ve been out of touch with. Two of them popped back into my life by accident! I can’t help but wonder if by reaching out, I’m sending some kind of message to the universe that I’m open to hearing from old friends. I had a blast hanging out and catching up with their lives. It gave me a good feeling – I guess it’s the sense that some things don’t change, some friendships are just burning embers, waiting to be fanned to flame. Also, by meeting up with old friends, I met two new people who are potential new friends!

Reaching out...

My goal is to reach out to at least five people I haven’t been in touch with and meet up with them for coffee or lunch this summer.

Kaivalya has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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